Hizbul Mujahideen militant killed in encounter in Jammu and Kashmir
He added that the search operation turned into an encounter after the militant fired on the forces, who then retaliated
A Hizbul Mujahideen militant was killed yesterday in an encounter with security forces in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir, the police said. Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Babgund area of the south Kashmir district during the night after inputs of the presence of militants in the area, an officer said.
He added that the search operation turned into an encounter after the militant fired on the forces, who then retaliated. In the ensuing gunfight, the militant was killed in the morning, the officer confirmed.
He said the slain militant has been identified as Sabir Ahmad Dar. Some arms and ammunition have been recovered from the encounter site, the officer said, adding that the operation has been called off.
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