Today in New Delhi, India
Sep 25, 2018-Tuesday
-°C
New Delhi
  • Humidity
    -
  • Wind
    -

Lashkar militant killed in encounter, cop injured in J-K’s Bandipora

A Lashkar-e-Taiba militant was killed on Wednesday while a policeman was injured in an encounter in Bandipora district of north Kashmir.

india Updated: Jan 19, 2017 11:25 IST
Militancy in J-K,Indian Army,LeT militant killed
Representative picture. A LeT militant was killed in north Kashmir in a gun battle with security forces on Jan. 19, 2017.(AP)

A Lashkar-e-Taiba militant was killed on Wednesday while a policeman was injured in an encounter in Bandipora district of north Kashmir.

On specific intelligence input about presence of militants in Hajin area of Bandipora, security forces launched a cordon and search operation, a police official said.

He said during the search operation, the hiding militants fired upon the forces, which was retaliated in which a militant was killed.

A police constable was also injured in the gunfight, the official said, adding he has been referred to a hospital here.

The militant belonged to LeT outfit, the official said.

He said some miscreants pelted stones on the security forces near the encounter site. Further details were awaited.

First Published: Jan 19, 2017 11:24 IST