Jammu and Kashmir: Security forces gun down one militant in Handwara (File Photo)
One militant has been killed in an encounter with the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara district in late Thursday night, according to police. Arms and ammunition were recovered from the encounter site, the officials said.
“One militant killed in the ongoing encounter with security forces in Kupwara's Handwara. Arms and ammunition recovered,” the news agency ANI reported.
Security forces launched an operation based on credible inputs about the presence of militants in the district. The exchange of fire was underway when the last reports came in.
Earlier in the day, in yet another encounter in Budgam district, two militants were neutralised. Their identities are being ascertained.
The gunfight ensued after the militants fired on the search party, which was retaliated by the security forces.
An outdoor broadcasting (OB) van of a media organisation was also damaged in a seperate stone-pelting incident in Budgam, the police said.
The windscreen of the OB van of a television news agency was damaged after it was attacked by a stone-pelting mob while the media crew was on its way to cover the encounter, a police official said.
There were no reports of anyone getting hurt in the incident.
(With inputs from agencies)