Kupwara encounter: Militant killed; operation over

An army official said security forces launched a search operation in the forest area of Trehgam in Kupwara following information about presence of militants there.

Published: 29th June 2018 11:02 AM  |   Last Updated: 29th June 2018 11:03 AM   |  A+A-

In this file photo, Security personnel move towards the spot where militants were hiding during an encounter in Kupwara district. (File | PTI)

By UNI

SRINAGAR: An unidentified militant, suspected to be a foreigner, was killed in an encounter with security forces in woods of Jammu and Kashmir's frontier district of Kupwara on Friday, official sources said.

A security force patrol party was fired upon by militants in Trehgam forest in Kupwara early morning.

Troops also retaliated and in the exchange of fire, a militant was killed.

The body has been recovered, the sources said, adding that the identity of the slain militant is being ascertained.

A defence ministry spokesman on Official Twitter Account of Chinar Corps, Army said,'' #OpTrehgam (#Kupwara district).

One #terrorist killed in an encounter near Trehgam in Kupwara district at 0530 hrs today.

Operation over #IndianArmy @adgpi @NorthernComd_IA.''

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