April 22, 2022 8:43 am

Tangmarg Encounter: One More Militant Killed, Toll Reaches 4

KO File Photo: Abid Bhat

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.

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