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Another militant, jawan killed as Rajouri gunbalttle ends

Last updated on: August 16, 2010 14:39 IST

The nearly 50-hour-long encounter between militants and security forces in Rajouri district ended on Monday in which a Lashkar-e-Tayiba militant and an srmy jawan were killed and three others, including a major, injured.

A total of three LeT militants, believed to be involved in the attack on a bus in Rajouri last week, have been killed in the encounter which started when security forces launched a search operation in Shara Wali forest belt in the district on Saturday, Senior Superintendent of Police, Rajouri, R K Jalla told PTI.

The deceased army jawan has been identified as Sepoy S K Singha, while the injured have been identified as Major Susheel Mahapatra of 38 Rashtriya Rifles, Special Police official Iftikhar Malik and civilian Abdul Razak.

The LeT militant killed today has been identified as Zargar. Two LeT militants were killed and constable Nasir Ahmed was injured in the gunbattle in the area yesterday. The militants were identified as Sajjad Kashmiri and Abu Qamran.

The slain militants were believed to be part of a group involved in the attack on a passenger bus at Der-Ki-Gali area in the district on Wednesday last in which two civilians were killed and 18 others, including two jawans, injured.


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