Militant Killed8 March 2010
Jammu: Army on Monday said that a militant was killed in a gunfight in Doda district. “A joint party of troopers and police cordoned off Karandidhar Forest this morning and launched searches. Militants present there opened fire and tried to break the cordon which was retaliated triggering an encounter in which a militant was killed,’ Army’s Jammu based spokesman said in a statement. He identified the slain militant as Riaz Ahmed alias Shaheen Pervez, son of Muhammad Shafi of Yeroga, Ramban. Meanwhile, militants fired upon a patrolling party of troops in Rajouri this morning. “The fire was retaliated triggering a brief gunfight which ended without causing any damage,” police said. It said militants managed to escape after the encounter.