Militant Killed, Army Major Injured  In Ongoing Pattan Gunfight

SRINAGAR: A militant has been killed in ongoing encounter in Yadipora area of Pattan in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.

Forces Personnel near the site of an encounter in Yadipora area of Pattan on Friday September 4,2020. KL Image: Special Arrangement

Official sources told news agency GNS  that a militant has been killed in an ongoing encounter, however, his identification couldn’t be ascertained yet.

In Initial exchange of firing a Major of 29 RR was also injured, who was evacuated to 92 Base hospital for treatment.

A senior police officer told GNS that, the operation was halted for some time as some civilians were trapped inside the encounter area. After they were rescued, the operation was resumed again.

The gunfight broke out after a joint team of Police, Army’s 29 RR and CRPF launched a cordon-and-search-operation in Yadipora.

As the joint team encircled the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon them. The fire was retaliated by the joint team, triggering off an encounter.

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