1 Militant Killed in Encounter in Kupwara (J&K)

Kupwara :  One militant was killed and a security personnel was injured during an encounter at Salkote village in Kupwara district of north Kashmir.

The encounter began this morning after security forces received a tip-off about the presence of a foreign militant in a house in the village.

As the security forces encircled the house, the militant opened fire in which a paratrooper was injured. Security forces retaliated and the militant was killed after an hour-long gunfight.

The identity of the militant was not ascertained immediately.

Police have confirmed that the encounter is over but a search and mopping up operation has been initiated to ascertain if any other suspects are hiding in the area. (Agencies)


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