Security forces also retaliated ensuing an encounter. At around midnight, taking advantage of darkness, the militants again opened fire and managed to give forces the slip. However, the Army personnel deployed in the area retaliated. Later, it was learnt that one person riding a motorcycle with erased last numeral got killed in cross firing. No material leading to identity or I-card could be retrieved from the killed person.
Two mobile phones were seized from the body of the slain ultras. He said a militant of HM outfit-- Yawar Nissar Shergujri alias Algazi-- got killed in the encounter. One SLR, 2 magazines, 40 rounds, one Chinese hand grenade and a pouch was recovered from them. One solider of RR namely Rifleman Rohit Kumar also sustained injuries. The encounter took place hours after HM claimed responsibility for the attack on Army patrol party in which a major and a soldier were killed and another jawan was injured in south Kashmir, where two militants were also killed in another operation yesterday. (UNI)