Militant killed in encounter with safety forces in J&Ok’s Baramulla


Srinagar, December 24

A militant was killed in an encounter with security forces in Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday, police said.

Security forces launched a cordon-and-search operation in Wanigam Payeen in the Kreeri area of Baramulla district in north Kashmir on Thursday morning following information about the presence of militants there, a police official said.

He said the search operation turned into an encounter after the militants fired upon the forces, drawing retaliation.

In the exchange of fire, one militant was killed, the official said.

He said the identity and group affiliation of the slain militant was being ascertained.

The operation is underway, he added. PTI



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