November 2006 News

Two jawans, LeT militant killed in encounter

13 November 2006
The Hindu
Staff Reporter

Jammu: In a fresh escalation of violence near the Line of Control, two jawans and a Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militant were killed in a gunbattle in the Akhnoor area of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday. Army sources said the security forces, getting information about the presence of three Lashkar militants in the area, started a search and kill operation. Weapons recovered In the encounter, which ended in the evening, soldiers of the Sikh Light Infantry Sepoy Daya Singh and Sepoy Jagtar Singh were killed. One AK 47rifle, four magazines, three Chinese grenades and 30 AK rounds were recovered from the slain militant. Infiltration Army sources have confirmed that infiltration attempts increased this month along this belt as snow blocked all other routes.


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