LeT militant killed, Jawan injured in Poonch

Troops also launched a cordon and search operation to track down a group of militants in Alal forest belt of Thanamandi teshil in Rajouri district.

Jammu: A suspected militant of the Lashker-e-Toiba (LeT) was killed and a jawan injured in a gunbattle in Poonch border district Sunday morning, police said here.

On a specific information about the presence of a group of 3-4 militants, Rastriya Rifles (RR) troops and Police launched a search and cordon operation in Bhatti-Dar area of
Mendhar tehsil early this morning, SSP, Poonch, Manmohan Singh told a news agency.

During search operation, joint operation team came under heavy firing from militants, prompting troops to fire back resulting in a fierce gunbattle, he added.
The injured jawan has been hospitalised. The body of the militant is yet to be recovered.

Troops also launched a cordon and search operation to track down a group of militants in Alal forest belt of Thanamandi teshil in Rajouri district, police said.

PTI

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