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J&K: Two ultras holed up in mosque
Mukhtar Ahmad in Srinagar | September 29, 2007 23:38 IST
Anti-insurgency Rashtriya Rifles (RR) troops and special operations group (SOG) of state police late Saturday afternoon surrounded a village mosque where two militants are holed up.
"Intermittent firing exchanges between the two holed-up militants and the surrounding troops of 53 RR and SOG started on Saturday evening. The militants entered the mosque during a search operation at Tujan village in Pulwama district," a senior police officer said.
He said the two entered the village after a brief exchange of fire. Security forces have installed floodlights in the area around the mosque to ensure that the two militants do not escape in the dark.
The holed-up militants have so far ignored appeals to surrender. Sources said intermittent firing exchanges were continuing in the area.