Encounter Breaks Out, One Militant Killed: Police

SRINAGAR: An encounter has broken out in a north Kashmir village and so far a militant has been reported killed.

Jammu and Kashmir Police broke the news that an encounter has started in Lolab village in Kupwara on Sunday.

In a tweet, it said Kupwara Police launched a joint anti-militant operation along with Army’s 28RR on the disclosure of an arrested militant Showket Ahmed Sheikh in Lolab area of Kupwara.

“During search of hideouts, hiding militants fired upon joint search parties and our team also retaliated, in which one militant got killed,” it added.

“The arrested militant also got trapped and the operation is still in progress,” said police.

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