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1 militant killed in encounter in J-K's Pulwama district

PTI
Published : Dec 28, 2018, 10:26 am IST
Updated : Dec 28, 2018, 11:19 am IST

The slain militant has been identified as Ishfaq Yousuf Wani, a resident of Qoil area of Pulwama in south Kashmir.

Official said the search operation turned into an encounter after the militants fired upon the search party of the forces, who retaliated.  (Photo: File)
 Official said the search operation turned into an encounter after the militants fired upon the search party of the forces, who retaliated. (Photo: File)

Srinagar: A militant was killed in an encounter with security forces in Awantipora area in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district on Friday, police said.

Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in the Banderpora-Rinzipora area of Awantipora on Friday 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 on the search party of the forces, who retaliated. In the ensuing gunfight, one militant was killed, the official said. He said the slain militant has been identified as Ishfaq Yousuf Wani, a resident of Qoil area of Pulwama in south Kashmir. Further details are awaited, the official said.

Tags: srinagar, terrorist gunned down, encounter in j&k
Location: India, Jammu and Kashmir, Srinagar