Srinagar: A militant was killed on Wednesday in an encounter with security forces in Anantnag district while another ultra was trapped in a cordon in Sopore area of north Kashmir, police said here.
Militants opened fire on a patrol party of army at Beewra in Srigufwara area of Anantnag district this morning, a police official said. He said the army personnel retaliated, triggering a gunbattle.
ANI reported that top Lashkar-e-Taiba commander Abu Bakr has been killed in Sopore district in Jammu and Kashmir by security forces.
Sopore encounter #UPDATE: top LeT commander Abu Bakr killed by security forces. Encounter ends
— ANI (@ANI_news) December 14, 2016
One militant, identified as Basit Ahmad Dar, was killed in the encounter. Dar had recently joined Hizbul Mujahideen militant outfit.
In another counter-insurgency operation, a militant --believed to be a foreigner -- was trapped in a house in Bomai area of Sopore in north Kashmir's Baramulla district, the official said.
He said further details of the incident were awaited.
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Updated Date: Dec 14, 2016 15:18:11 IST