Militant killed, major tragedy averted in J

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Srinagar, Dec 8 (UNI) Security forces shot dead a militant and averted a major tragedy while a released Hizbul Mujahideen ultra was apprehended in Jammu and Kashmir since last evening, an official spokesman said today.

He said security forces shot dead a militant during a gunfight at Dalpathri Checknar in Ajas area of Ganderbal district last night.

The gun-battle erupted after a search party was attacked by militants, the spokesman said, adding one AK rifle, two magazines and a hand grenade were seized from the encounter site.

Police apprehended a released Hizb militant at Yetch-Gooz Kellar in Rajpora area of Pulwama district last evening.

Security forces averted a major tragedy when they seized a radio set fitted with a powerful Improvised Explosive Device from the bushes at Mohalla Sheesh Mahal in border district of Poonch today.

Later, the IED was defused safely without causing any damage, the spokesman said.

UNI

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