Militant Killed In Ongoing Encounter In North Kashmir’s Pattan

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Srinagar: A militant has been killed in the ongoing encounter that broke out in Yedipora in Pattan area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Friday, officials said.

Official sources said that a militant was killed in the encounter, However, his identity is yet to be ascertained, reported news agency GNS.

In the initial exchange of firing, a Major of 29 RR sustained injuries and was taken to 92 Base Hospital here for treatment.

Earlier, state forces launched a cordon and search operation at Yedipora in Pattan area of Baramulla district following specific information about the presence of militants, a police officer said.

He said the search operation turned into an encounter after the militants fired upon a search party of the forces, who retaliated.

The exchange of firing is going on, the officer said. Further details were awaited, he said.

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