Militant killed in encounter with security forces in Kashmir's Kupwara district; operation underway

An unidentified militant was shot down in an encounter with security forces in Hajin area of Handwara in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, according to media reports.

An encounter broke out between militants and security forces this morning after the latter launched a search operation in Langet, 100 kilometres from Srinagar, an army official said.

He said one militant has been killed and the encounter is still underway.

Encounters with security forces have been breaking out in the state consistently over the past weeks.

On 13 October, top Lashkar-e-Taiba militant Waseem Shah, believed to be the architect of the 2016 unrest in south Kashmir, was killed along with his accomplice in an encounter by security forces in Pulwama district.

Earlier on 11 October, an encounter in the same Hajin area had left two Indian Air Force Garud commandos and two terrorists dead. The Garud personnel were working with the army for operational experience.

With inputs from PTI

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Updated Date: Oct 22, 2017 09:20:06 IST

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