Soldier killed in Kashmir gunfight

October 29th, 2010 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS  

Jammu, Oct 29 (IANS) A soldier was killed in a gunfight with separatist guerrillas in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kishtwar district Friday, police said. The exchange of firing was continuing Friday night.

The gunfight broke out as security forces raided a terrorist hideout in Marwah forests Friday evening. In the initial exchange of fire, a soldier identified as Manzoor Ahmad was killed.

“The gun battle is still on,” a senior police official said in the night.

Kishtwar is about 230 km north-east of Jammu.

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