Militant killed in Kashmir encounter

An unidentified militant was killed in an encounter with security forces in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir, a defence spokesman said here on Saturday.

Srinagar: An unidentified militant was
killed in an encounter with security forces in Pulwama
district of Jammu and Kashmir, a defence spokesman said here
on Saturday.

Army troops and Special Operations Group of police
launched a search operation in village Bonhajin in Rajpora
area of Pulwama, 45 kms from here, last evening, the defence
spokesman said.

The house where the militants were hiding was cordoned
off and the ultras were asked to surrender.

The militants opened fire on the security forces
triggering a gunbattle between the two sides, he said.

So far one militant has been killed and the operation
is still in progress, he added.

An Army Major has suffered minor injuries in the
operation, the spokesman said.

PTI

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