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Two jawans killed in encounter

January 29, 2010 08:43 IST

Two jawans were killed in a fierce gunbattle between terrorists and troops in Kishtwar district early on Fridaymorning.

Acting on a tip off, troops of the 11 Rashtriya Rifles launched a search operation in Sondar forest belt in Taksham area of the district, nearly 300

km from Jammu, a senior army official said.

During the search, the terrorists fired on the troops and threw grenades, he said, adding that the encounter took place as troops fired back. In the gunbattle, two jawans were killed. Three militants were in the cordon,encircled by the troops, the official said.

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