One militant killed in encounter with security forces in Kashmir’s Anantnag

Security forces cordoned off Gadole village in Kokernag area of Jammu and Kashmir after a tip-off.

india Updated: Aug 24, 2018 10:14 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Srinagar
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Soldiers stand guard during an encounter in Anantnag.(Waseem Andrab/HT File Photo)

One militant was killed in a gunfight with security forces on Friday in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag district, an army spokesperson said.

The militant’s body was recovered from the gunfight area in Gandole village of Kokernag area, IANS reported.

“Firing has now stopped, but a search operation is ongoing. Identity of the victim is being ascertained,” the police said.

Upon receiving a tip-off about the holed-up militants, the security forces earlier on Friday cordoned off the village.

“As the cordon was tightened, the militants fired at the security forces triggering the ongoing gunfight,” police sources said.

Up to three militants were reported to be hiding in the village.

As a precautionary measure, authorities have suspended mobile internet services in the district.

(With IANS inputs)

First Published: Aug 24, 2018 08:32 IST