Militant killed, 4 exfiltrators arrested, IED defused in J

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Srinagar, Aug 8 (UNI) Security forces killed a militant, arrested four exfiltrators and averted a major tragedy in Jammu and Kashmir overnight, official sources said today.

They said an encounter took place between militants and security forces patrol in the woods at Behak in Baramulla district.

They said security forces foiled an exfiltration bid when they arrested four youths along with a guide in north Kashmir.

The youths were trying to cross over to Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK) in Bijhama sector when they were arrested and later handed over to police.

Security forces today averted a major tragedy when they detected and defused a power Improvised Explosive Device (IED) planted by militants at Tali Morh in Doda district to target security forces.

Militants attacked security forces at Kanati in Doda district of Jammu region. However, militants managed to escape leaving behind some arms and ammunition.

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