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Al-Badr terrorist shot dead in J&K

Security forces shot dead a top terrorist of Al-Badr outfit during a gunbattle in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir.

india Updated: Jan 02, 2007 17:34 IST
Press Trust of India
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Security forces shot dead a top terrorist of Al-Badr outfit during a gunbattle in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir on early Tuesday, a top army official said in Jammu.

Acting on a tip off, 38 Rashtriya Rifle personnel alongwith the police launched a search operation in Tarnai forest belt in Manjakote area of the district and shot dead the terrorist, identified as Bilal, he said.

One AK-56 rifle, two magazines and 58 rounds were recovered from him, he said.

He was a close associate of Al-Badr divisional commander Ishtiyaq Hussain, who was killed in neighbouring Sanjote area of the district on December 15 last year, he said, adding Bilal had escaped then.

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