Srinagar- Another militant was killed in an encounter with government forces in Malwal area in Tangmarg sub-district of North Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Friday, police said, taking the toll to four in the over 24-hour-long operation.
Top Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) commander Yousuf Kantroo, one of the longest-surviving militants in the Valley, was gunned down in the operation on Thursday.
“A militant was killed on Friday morning after the exchange of firing resumed,” a police official said.
The total number of militants killed so far in the operation, which began in the early hours of Thursday, has risen to four, he said.
Three militants were killed in the operation in Malwah area of Tangmarg in North Kashmir’s Baramulla on Thursday, he added.
In the initial exchange of fire on Thursday, four soldiers and a policeman were injured.
Be Part of Quality Journalism
Quality journalism takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce and despite all the hardships we still do it. Our reporters and editors are working overtime in Kashmir and beyond to cover what you care about, break big stories, and expose injustices that can change lives. Today more people are reading Kashmir Observer than ever, but only a handful are paying while advertising revenues are falling fast.