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One militant killed in encounter with security forces in J&K’s Kupwara

Security forces had launched a search operation in the forests of Kupwara following information about the presence of militants there.

india Updated: Jun 29, 2018 15:24 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Srinagar
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Heavy exchange of fire was reported between a group of militants and security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara district.(AFP/Photo for representation)

One militant was killed in an encounter with security forces in Trehgam of Kupwara district in Jammu and Kashmir, police said.

A police official said security forces launched a search operation in the Kachema forests of Kupwara following information about the presence of militants there.

Officials said that the army patrol noticed the movement of some militants in the forests in the wee hours of Friday. As the army challenged them, an encounter broke out in the area resulting in the killing of one militant.

Reports of another encounter came in from Pulwama’s Chatapora. The militants are reportedly trapped in a residential building.

Meanwhile, militants lobbed a grenade at an army patrolling party in Shopian’s Ahagam, injuring three jawans.

“Militants lobbed a grenade on a group of army personnel when they were busy opening the Good Will Public School in Ahagam area of Keegam village in Shopian on Friday morning, followed by firing on Army personnel,” a police spokesman said in Srinagar.

He said in the incident, three army personnel sustained injuries and were subsequently evacuated to a hospital. Their condition is stated to be stable.

He said the army personnel exercised maximum restraint to avoid any damage to the civil population and students around. Police have registered a case and searches to nab the militants have been initiated in the area.

(With agency inputs)

First Published: Jun 29, 2018 10:28 IST