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Senior Indian Army official killed in encounter in India-controlled Kashmir

06-23-2010 16:59 BJT

NEW DELHI, June 23 (Xinhua) -- A senior Indian Army official has been killed in an encounter with suspected militants in Indian- controlled Kashmir, a senior police official said Wednesday.

"Colonel Neeraj Sood was gunned down in Saiwan village of Lolab area in the northern state's Kupwara district late yesterday night during an encounter between militants and the Army," the official said.

His body will be brought to Delhi later Wednesday, the official said.

Editor:Du Xiaodan |Source: Xinhua

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