J&K: Militant, Cop Killed In Shopian Encounter19 March 2011
Srinagar: A suspected Hizbul Mujahideen militant and a head constable of Jammu & Kashmir police were killed in an encounter in Shopian district on Saturday morning. The security forces launched a search operation acting on a tip off about the presence of some militants in a house in Donadu village. A fierce gunbattle ensued when the police approached the house where the militants were hiding. The deceased policeman was identified as head constable Gulab Singh, while the killed militant was yet to be identified. A cache of arms was recovered from his possession.