October 2006 News

Militant killed in Mendhar

11 October 2006
The Daily Excelsior
Excelsior Correspondent

Srinagar: A militant was gunned down by security forces in Gursai area of Mendhar tehsil in Poonch district tonight. Official sources said a group of five to six militants was trapped by the security personnel at village Chandiyal in Sangiot area of Gursai police station in Mendhar tonight. A heavy exchange of firing between the two sides continued for more than one and a half hour in which one militant was killed. The encounter stopped late in the night and was expected to resume tomorrow morning. Security forces maintained a cordon in the area to ensure that the militants didn't manage to escape from the village taking cover of darkness.

 

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