Militant killed in encounter with security forces in J&K's Kupwara

Srinagar: A militant was killed in an encounter with security forces in Kupwara in north Kashmir early on Friday.

Representational image. AFP

Representational image. AFP

The militant, who was holed up in a mosque since last night, was killed as he tried to escape, an Army official said.

Security forces had launched an operation in Kanthpora village of Lolab following information about the presence of militants in the area.

"After a brief exchange of firing, at least one militant took shelter in a local mosque," the official said.

The operation was yesterday hampered by local residents who pelted stones at security forces.

Several policemen, including an officer, were hurt in the stone pelting, a police official said.


Updated Date: Apr 29, 2016 12:25 PM

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