Jammu and Kashmir: Security forces neutralise one militant as gunfight breaks out in Budgam

Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Bugam area of Budgam district in central Kashmir Sunday morning following specific inputs about the presence of militants there.

Published: 30th June 2019 11:07 AM  |   Last Updated: 30th June 2019 11:07 AM   |  A+A-

A file photo of Indian soldiers taking position during an encounter with militants (Photo | PTI)

By PTI

SRINAGAR: A militant was Sunday killed in an encounter with security forces in Budgam district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said.

Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Bugam area of Budgam district in central Kashmir Sunday morning following specific inputs about the presence of militants there, a police official said.

He said as the forces were conducting searches, the militants fired upon them. The forces retaliated, ensuing an encounter in which one militant was killed, the official said.

He said the body has been recovered along with arms and ammunition, adding the identity and group affiliation of the slain ultra was being ascertained.

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