Encounter In Kashmir’s Bandipora, Militant Killed

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Srinagar: A Lashkar-e-Toiba militant was on Thursday killed while a policeman was injured in an encounter in Bandipora district of north Kashmir.

On specific intelligence input about presence of militants in Hajin area of Bandipora, security forces launched a cordon and search operation, a police official said.

He said during the search operation, the hiding militants fired upon the forces, which was retaliated in which a militant was killed.

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A police constable was also injured in the gunfight, the official said, adding he has been referred to a hospital here.

The militant belonged to LeT outfit, the official said.

He said some miscreants pelted stones on the security forces near the encounter site. Further details were awaited.