Militant killed, jawan injured in encounter in J&K

An unidentified militant was killed, while an Army jawan was injured in an encounter in Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir, an Army spokesman said.

Srinagar: An unidentified militant was killed, while an Army jawan was injured in an encounter in Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday, an Army spokesman said.

The encounter took place at Hamlapati area of Handwara, 80 kilometres from here, when Army and police launched a joint cordon and search operation following information about presence of militants there, the spokesman said.
One militant tried to break the cordon by opening firing on the security forces, triggering an encounter which left an Army jawan injured.

The militant was also injured in the firing but managed to escape. Later his body, along with an AK assault rifle and some ammunition, was recovered by search parties, the spokesman said.
The identity and group affiliation of the slain militant was not known immediately as the search operation in the area was still continuing, he added.

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