Militant killed in encounter near LoC in Poonch

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Poonch, Jan 19: One militant was on Thursday killed when a gunbattle broke out between ultras and security forces near the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir.

Acting on a tip off, troops of 39 Rashtriya Rifles and Special Operation Group of police launched a cordon and search operation in Chak Banola (Chatral) forest belt in Mendhar tehsil of Poonch district early this morning, Jammu Defence PRO S N Acharya said.

The militants opened fire on the security forces who also retaliated which resulted in a fierce gunbattle between the two sides. One militant was killed and two others are trapped inside the forest area, Acharya said. One UBGL, an AK rifle along with four magazines were also recovered, he said.

PTI

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