A Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) militant was killed in Tral, Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir in an encounter with the Indian security forces on Friday, police said.
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Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Dar-Ganiegund area of Tral following inputs about the presence of militants there, a police spokesman said. He said the search operation turned into an encounter when the ultras opened fire on the security forces, who retaliated.
One JeM militant was killed in the gunbattle, the spokesman said, adding that a policeman also suffered minor injuries during the operation.
The deceased militant was identified as a Pakistani national and he was using a code name, Anwar, he said. “Incriminating material, arms and ammunition were recovered from the site of the encounter,” the spokesman said.