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J&K: Hizbul Mujahideen militant killed in Pulwama encounter

PTI
Published : Oct 13, 2018, 2:59 pm IST
Updated : Oct 13, 2018, 2:59 pm IST

Security forces launched cordon and search operation in Babgund area of Pulwama during the night after inputs of the presence of militants.

The search operation turned into an encounter after the militant fired upon the forces who then retaliated. (Representational image | PTI)
 The search operation turned into an encounter after the militant fired upon the forces who then retaliated. (Representational image | PTI)

Srinagar: A Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) militant was Saturday killed in an encounter with security forces in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said. 

Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Babgund area of the south Kashmir district during the night after inputs of the presence of militants in the area, a police official said. He said the search operation turned into an encounter after the militant fired upon the forces who then retaliated. 

In the ensuing gunfight, the militant was killed in the morning, the official said. He said the slain militant has been identified as Sabir Ahmad Dar who belonged to HM outfit. 

Some arms and ammunition have been recovered from the encounter site, the official said, adding the operation has been called off.

Tags: j&k encounter, pulwama encounter, hizbul mujahideen militant
Location: India, Jammu and Kashmir, Srinagar