Militant killed in encounter in J-K’s Kupwara

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Srinagar
  • Updated: Apr 29, 2016 11:58 IST
A militant was killed in an encounter with security forces in Kupwara in north Kashmir early on Friday. (HT File Photo)

Army said on Friday said that a bullet-riddled body of a militant was recovered from Putshai village in Lolab of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district,

“The militant was killed in the exchange of fire last night between the security forces and the militant in the area, and the body recovered early morning today,” an army official said, adding a weapon has also been recovered..

Security forces had launched an operation following information about the presence of militants in the area.

He said during the gunbattle the militant entered a mosque and there was stone-pelting from locals, which led the troops to disengage.

The body has not been identified yet.

Meanwhile, after the recovery of the body, large number of people came out on the streets and staged protests.

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