A militant was killed and army man injured in an ongoing encounter in central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district on Tuesday morning.

A police official said that a joint team of army, SOG and CRPF personnel cordoned the area on Tuesday morning and launched a search operation.

He said, the militants present in the area opened fire on the forces.

The forces, according to the official, returned the fire, leading to an encounter resulting in death of one militant.

An army man was also injured and rushed to a hospital for treatment, the officer said.

The official said that the identity of the slain militants is being ascertained.

He said searches are still going in at the site of the gunfight.


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