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Two militants killed in Poonch

November 14, 2010 - Poonch

Two militants have been killed in the Mendhar area of Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, as they were trying to infiltrate into Indian territory.

Senior Army officials said troops of 5 Maratha Light Infantry (MLI) found suspicious movement between Anand and Gain forward defence posts in Sona Gali forest belt of Mankote sub-sector of Poonch district.

During a search operation, they found militants crossing challenged them. The militants opened fire and in the resulting gunbattle, two militants were killed.

The others managed to escape.


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