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J&K: 2 militants killed in 22-hr gun battle

Mukhtar Ahmed in Srinagar | October 05, 2006 09:11 IST
Last Updated: October 05, 2006 10:04 IST

The 22-hour long gun battle between militants and security forces at a hotel at Basdshah Chowk near Srinagar ended on Thursday with the killing of two militants.

One policeman was killed and a paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force trooper wounded in the early dawn operation, which had been suspended on Wednesday night owing to darkness.

A joint team of the local police and the CRPF raided the second floor of the hotel building where the two militants were holed up. Five persons, including three policemen, were killed in the 22-hour gun battle. Eleven security personnel and five civilians are being treated for bullet wounds.

The encounter began on Wednesday after militants made an abortive bid to storm the heavily-guarded Dashnami Akhara, housing the holy mace of Lord Shiva, at 11:15 am.

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Sub: 10 killed in Srinigar gun battle

This incident further highlights the failure of the intelligence services and security forces. Not only have they failed to arrest all the terorists, they suspended ...

Posted by labrea

Sub: Really big loss in our side for just 2 militants

7 Security personnel die for just 2 militants.. O God what a tragedy... This much casuality due to fact of saving civilian and properties.. let ...

Posted by Vijayabharathi

Sub: J & K

Security forces should take it easy as in this case; there is no use saving Kashmiri scoundrels who are dis-loyal to India. Since you took ...

Posted by dominic

Sub: Militants killed in J & K

Let us shake hands with Musharaf and decide to establish a joint mechanism to eliminate more Indian soldiers.The USA can be the interlocutor.Direct bus service ...

Posted by S.Ramaswamy

Sub: confusing

5 indians for 2 militants ...... are our jawans properly trained ?

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