One HuM militant killed army major injured in Kashmir

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Srinagar, Oct 7 (UNI) An Army major was injured and a foreign self styled batallion commander of Harkat-ul- Mujahideen (HuM) was killed while a militant was arrested alongwith a live hand grenade in the Kashmir valley overnight, official sources said.

They said security forces and Special Operation Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir police launched a joint operation at Seer Jagir, Sopore, about 55 km from here in north Kashmir last evening, following a tip-off about the presence of militants in a house.

As the security forces were about to storm a particular house, they came under heavy fire from militants who also hurled grenades ensuing a fierce encounter.

Sources said a HuM commander Abu Ubaid a resident of Pakistan was killed.

One ak rifle and other arms and ammunition were recovered from the slain militant.

A police spokesman said one army major was also injured in the encounter.

Security forces arrested a militant along with one live grenade, one ak magzine and some rounds at Baramulla.

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