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J-K: LeT militant killed in Bandipora encounter

Hiding militants fired upon security forces, which was retaliated in which a militant was killed.

Published: 19th January 2017 09:18 AM  |   Last Updated: 19th January 2017 10:39 AM   |  A+A-

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By PTI

SRINAGAR:  A Lashkar-e-Toiba militant was today killed while a policeman was injured in an encounter in Bandipora district of north Kashmir.

On specific intelligence input about presence of militants in Hajin area of Bandipora, security forces launched a cordon and search operation, a police official said.

He said during the search operation, the hiding militants fired upon the forces, which was retaliated in which a militant was killed.

A police constable was also injured in the gunfight, the official said, adding he has been referred to a hospital here.

The militant belonged to LeT outfit, the official said.

He said some miscreants pelted stones on the security forces near the encounter site. Further details were awaited.



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