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Two ultras killed in 25-hour-long operation in Jammu

October 06, 2008 14:57 IST
Last Updated: October 06, 2008 14:59 IST


Two Hizb-ul-Mujahideen militants, who were holed up in a house, were killed on Monday after a 25-hour long gunbattle with security forces in Udhampur district of Jammu and Kashmir [Images].
    
"The longest operation has concluded and two militants have been killed in the operation during the final assault in Khail area of Ramnagar tehsil of the district," deputy inspector general of Udhampur-Reasi range, Alok Puri said.
    
Both the bodies have been recovered from the site of encounter, the DIG said adding that one body is tagged with a grenade as a booby trap by ultras and bomb disposal squad has been sent to diffuse it.
    
The militants, Abu Sahri and Mohammad Sabbar, were holed up in the house of Bub Gujjar in Khail village since 2300 hours on October four, police said.
    
They stayed for the night after having meal and around 1030 hours, Gujjar on pretext of getting them a chicken went out and informed police. The house was then cordoned off and a fierce gunbattle took place between militants and security forces that killed two terrorists, they said.
    



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