Srinagar, Nov 12:
A militant was killed and an Army soldier injured in an encounter between
militants and security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Ganderbal district on
Tuesday, police said.
launched a cordon-and-search operation in Kulan area of the central Kashmir
district in the morning following inputs about the presence of militants.
search, the hiding militants fired upon the security forces, who retaliated,
according to an officer.
A militant was
killed during the gunfight. An army soldier was also injured and rushed to a
medical facility for treatment, the officer said.
The identity and
group affiliation of the slain militant is yet to be ascertained. The operation
is on and further details are awaited, the officer added.
comes after the encounter where two militants were killed in an encounter with
security forces in Bandipora district of north Kashmir on Monday morning,
militant was killed on Sunday during a gunfight between security forces in
Lawdara village, about 55 km from Srinagar, another was killed on Monday,
police further said. The security forces started a search operation on getting
information about the presence of some militants in the area which led to the
encounter between the security forces and the militants.
The streak of
encounters continues as the state of Kashmir remains under an unprecedented
lockdown after the abrogation of article 370.