Militant killed in encounter in J-K’s Ganderbal district

SRINAGAR: A militant was killed and a soldier injured in an encounter between the ultras and security forces in J-K’s Ganderbal district on Tuesday, police said.

Militant killed in encounter in J-K’s Ganderbal district

An army jawan was injured. Tribune file

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Srinagar, November 12

A militant was killed and a soldier injured in an encounter between the ultras and security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Ganderbal district on Tuesday, police said.

Security forces launched a cordon-and-search operation in Kulan area of the central Kashmir district in the morning following inputs about the presence of militants. During the search, the hiding militants fired upon the security forces, who retaliated, according to an officer.

A militant was killed during the gunfight. A soldier was also injured and rushed to a medical facility, the officer said.

The identity and group affiliation of the slain militant is yet to be ascertained. The operation is on and further details are awaited, the officer added. PTI

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