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J&K: Two armymen killed in encounter

January 02, 2009 10:35 IST

Two army personnel have been killed in an encounter with six suspected Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorists in the Poonch sector close to the Line of Control [Images].

The deceased have been identified as Subedar Rakesh Kumar and Nayak A P Singh of Rashtriya Rifles, Army sources said.

The six terrorists, including JeM local commander Abu Dawood, have been encircled by the security forces amidst intermittent gunfire. The gunbattle, which began on Wednesday, was on till last reports came in.

The encounter took place against the backdrop of Indo-Pak tensions following evidence that the November 26 Mumbai terror attacks [Images] originated from Pakistan.

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