Militant killed in encounter in J-K”s Baramulla

Srinagar: An unidentified militant was on Sunday killed in an encounter with security forces in Sopore area of Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said.

Security forces launched a cordon and search operation around midnight in Reban area of Sopore town following information about presence of militants there, a police official said.

He said the search operation turned into an encounter around 4 am on Sunday when the hiding militants opened fire on the security forces, who retaliated.

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In the ensuing gunfight, one militant has been killed, the official said.

He said the operation is on and further details were awaited.

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