J&K: Militant killed in encounter in Anantnag

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Srinagar, Dec 14: A militant was today killed in an encounter with security forces in Anantnag district while another ultra was trapped in a cordon in Sopore area of north Kashmir, police said here.

Militants opened fire on a patrol party of army at Beewra in Srigufwara area of Anantnag district this morning, a police official said. He said the army personnel retaliated, triggering a gunbattle.

J&K: Militant killed in encounter

One militant, identified as Basit Ahmad Dar, was killed in the encounter. Dar had recently joined Hizbul Mujahideen militant outfit.

In another counter-insurgency operation, a militant -- believed to be a foreigner -- was trapped in a house in Bomai area of Sopore in north Kashmir's Baramulla district, the official said. He said further details of the incident were awaited.


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