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Militant killed by security forces in brief encounter in Kashmir

Last Modified Sunday, 25 March 2018 (10:36 IST)
Srinagar: A militant was killed by security forces in a brief encounter in the central district of in the wee hours on Sunday, a police spokesman said.In the wee hours today troops of 53 Rashitriya Rifles (RR), (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir police and launched a joint search operation on a specific information about the presence of militants in Khan Mohalla, Arizal, in Badgam district, a police spokesman told UNI.

He said when the area was being cordoned off, militants came out from a house and fired indiscriminately on security forces with automatic weapons. Security forces also retaliated and in the exchange of fire a militant was killed whose identity and affiliation is being ascertained. Arms and ammunition have been recovered.He said a woman was also injured who received a bullet in the exchange of fire. She has been promptly evacuated to hospital by the police for medical treatment and her condition is now reported to be stable. The area is under cordon and search is being done.

No collateral damage has occurred during operation. Legal proceedings have been initiated by police and investigation taken up, he said.This was the second encounter in the valley during the past 24 hours. Earlier, on Saturday two Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) foreign militants were killed in Anantnag district of South Kashmir. (UNI)
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