J-K: One militant killed in Bandipora encounter, gunfight underway

  • Abhishek Saha, Hindustan Times, Srinagar
  • Updated: Sep 22, 2016 10:22 IST
An Indian army soldier stands at his post in Braripora, near the de facto border dividing Kashmir between India and Pakistan. Thursday’s encounter comes three days after militants believed to be from Pakistan attacked an army camp in Uri. (AP)

A militant was killed in an encounter with security forces in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district on Thursday morning, police said.

The gunfight broke out in Aragam Chitti Bandi village in the district after security personnel were tipped off about the presence of militants there.

The encounter is underway, the police added.

The encounter comes three days after militants believed to be from Pakistan attacked an army camp in Uri .

A week before the army base attack, a policeman and four intruders were killed in a gunfight in Jammu’s Poonch.

Read | Soldier, eight infiltrators killed in two separate Kashmir encounters

Meanwhile, there was increased deployment and stricter restrictions in Srinagar city ahead of march call by the joint separatist leadership.

The separatist leaders have called for a march to the “uptown areas” of Srinagar and Anantnag.

The separatists have extended the strike to September 29 and Kashmir remained shut for the 76th straight day.

(With inputs from agencies)

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