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Baramulla: An unidentified militant was killed in an ongoing encounter that broke out between militants and security forces in Check-e-Saloosa village of Kreeri area of Baramulla district of north Kashmir, officials said Saturday.

They said that acting on a specific input, joint teams of army, police and the CRPF launched a cordon in Check-e-Saloosa area of Kreeri in Baramulla at 11 am. “When joint teams zeroed in on a suspected spot where militants were hiding, they came under heavy volume of fire leading to a gunbattle,” the official told news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO). “One unidentified militant was killed in the initial exchange of fire.”


Kashmir zone police had tweeted: “Encounter has started at #Check-i-Saloosa area of #Kreeri #Baramulla. Police and security forces are on the job. Further details shall follow.”

A police official said that heavy exchange of firing was on. Sources said two more militants are believed to be trapped in the village. Pertinently, today’s encounter comes three days after a deadly encounter at Kreeri area of Baramulla where two top Lashkar-e-Toiba commanders among three militants and six security forces personnel including three soldiers were killed—(KNO)

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