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Army colonel killed in Kupwara encounter

Last updated on: June 23, 2010 10:57 IST
An Army colonel was killed in an encounter with terrorists in Saiwan Lolab village in north Kashmir's Kupwara district late Tuesday night.

A senior police officer said Colonel Neeraj Sood, commanding officer of the 18 Rashtriya Rifles (RR), was critically injured during an anti-terrorist

operation.

"Col Sood was rushed to hospital in a critical condition, but succumbed to his injuries late in the night," the officer said.
Mukhtar Ahmad in Srinagar
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