Srinagar: A militant was on Wednesday killed in
an encounter with security forces in Sopore area of North
Kashmir`s Baramulla district, officials said here.
Security forces launched a search operation in
Arampora locality of Sopore town, 55 kms from here, following
information about the presence of the militant there, they
As the security forces closed in on the house where
the militant was hiding, the ultra ran into a nearby mosque
and opened fire, they said.
The security forces cordoned off the area and a brief
exchange of firing between the two sides ensued, they said.
As there was no hostile firing for more than an hour,
few civilians entered the mosque and found the militant dead,
The officials said there was a single bullet injury
under the chin of the ultra, suggesting that he had apparently
shot himself dead.
A card recovered from the possession of deceased
identified him as Tanveer Ahmad, they said, adding police was
trying to ascertain the actual identity and group affiliation
of the slain militant.