Militant killed in encounter with security forces in J&K's Kupwara
A militant was killed in an encounter with security forces in Kupwara in north Kashmir early on Friday
Srinagar: A militant was killed in an encounter with security forces in Kupwara in north Kashmir early on Friday.
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.
The ministry said the tanks would ensure effortless mobility in all terrains, besides precise target engagement during day and night
The injured persons have been rushed to a hospital while security forces have cordoned off the area, the officials added.
Although no group has claimed responsibility for either attack, Jalalabad city is the capital of Nangarhar province, the base of Taliban rival IS-K's operations