Militant killed, hideouts destroyed in Kashmir

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Srinagar, Nov 7 (UNI) Security forces killed a militant and busted two hideouts while ultras lobbed a hand grenade wounding a person in the Kashmir valley overnight, police said today.

They said security forces gunned down a militant during an encounter at Gund Mancher near Sogam in Kupwara district. One AK 56 rifle, four AK magazines, two hand grenades and one pouch were seized from the possession of the slain militant.

Militants lobbed a hand grenade towards a camp of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF)'s 112 battalion at Ishber Nishat. The grenade missed the intended target and exploded in the nearby compound of Imtiyaz Ahmad Wani, causing injuries to him.

Security forces destroyed two militant hideouts at Pranhal in Kulgam district of south Kashmir, police added. However, the militants there managed to escape, they said.

UNI

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