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Body of suspected Pakistani militant found in J-K’s Bandipora

No body was recovered during the search operation but it was learnt that a Lashkar-e-Taiba militant was injured in the gunfight, a police statement said.

india Updated: Feb 27, 2018 16:34 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Srinagar
Pakistani militant,Jammu and Kashmir,Lashkar-e-Taiba
Paramilitary troopers stand guard after a gunfight with militants at Hajin village of Kashmir's Bandipora district, north of Srinagar.(AFP File Photo)

Body of an unidentified militant, suspected to be a Pakistani, was found in Hajin area of Jammu and Kashmir’s Bandipora district, police said on Tuesday morning.

The militant is believed to have escaped after suffering bullet injuries in a gunfight with the forces in the area a day earlier.

“Reportedly one Pakistani Terrorist killed in exchange of fire at Hajin Bandipore yesterday with J&K Police/Army/CRPF,” director general of state police SP Vaid tweeted on Tuesday morning.

Security forces had launched a cordon and search operation in Bon Mollah of Hajin and there was an exchange of fire with militants, who managed to escape, police sources said.

No body was recovered during the search operation but it was learnt that a Lashkar-e-Taiba militant was injured in the gunfight, a police statement said.

The body was buried “amidst a procession led by some miscreants”, the statement said, adding legal action was initiated “against people who led the protest and instigated public.

Bandipora is in north Kashmir, where a number of foreign militants are active when compared to the south, which is the hotbed of militancy led by the locals.

First Published: Feb 27, 2018 10:30 IST