J&K: Militant killed in encounter with forces

An unidentified militant was on Thursday killed in an encounter with security forces in forest area of Handwara in north Kashmir`s Kupwara district, officials said here.

Last Updated: Jun 16, 2011, 12:21 PM IST

Srinagar: An unidentified militant was
on Thursday killed in an encounter with security forces in forest
area of Handwara in north Kashmir`s Kupwara district,
officials said here.

An encounter broke out between militants and security
forces in Hamla forests in Handwara, 90 kms from here, late
last night after army and police launched a search operation
in the area, they said.
One militant was killed in the gun battle in the wee
hours today, while at least another ultra was still engaged in
the gun fight with the forces, they said.

Meanwhile, in another operation, security forces
busted a militant hideout in Kanthabagh area of Baramulla
district last night and recovered a huge cache of arms and
ammunition, they said.

The recoveries included an Under Barrel Grenade
Launcher (UBGL),three UBGL grenades, one pistol, three
magazines, 33 pistol rounds,eight AK magazines, 344 AK rounds,
one wireless set and three hand grenades.
Militant hideout busted

Security personnel today busted a
militant hideout and recovered a cache of arms and ammunition
in Jammu and Kashmir`s Doda district, officials said.

Acting on a tip-off, Rastriya Rifles launched a search
operation in Beli forest belt and busted the hideout, they
said.

One grenade, 49 AK ammunition rounds, 38 AK rounds and
nine rounds of rifles were recovered from the hideout, the
officials said.

PTI