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Militant killed in gun fight in Kupwara district of Kashmir

india Updated: Oct 24, 2016 10:16 IST
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A soldier stands guard near a check post outside Badami Bagh cantonment of the Army in Srinagar. (HT Photo)

The army said one militant was killed in an encounter in Lolab area of the border district of Kupwara on Monday morning and a weapon was recovered.

An army official said the encounter started at 8am in the morning and it is going on. Further details are awaited.

On Saturday two Kashmiri militants, members of the banned outfit Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM), were arrested in Baramulla.

Security forces are battling a an increased infiltration across LoC and local youth leaving home to join militant ranks.

HT had earlier reported that certain infiltration estimates by intelligence agencies have pegged the number to 150 this year, considering the low snowfall of March and April this year. Moreover, over 50 local youth are suspected to have joined the militant ranks after Wani’s death.