Militant killed as gunfight rages on in Baramulla

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Gunfight in Kashmir
Government forces lay siege during a gunfight in Kashmir (Photo Credit: Reshi Irshad)

SRINAGAR — A militant has been killed in an ongoing encounter in Yadipora area of Pattan in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.

Official sources said that a militant has been killed in an ongoing encounter, however his identification couldn’t be ascertained yet.

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In the initial exchange of firing, a Major of 29 RR was also injured, who was evacuated to 92 Base hospital for treatment.

A senior police officer said that the operation was halted for sometime as some civilians were trapped inside the encounter area. After they were rescued, operation was resumed again.

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Earlier, according to the reports reaching here, a joint team of Police, Army’s RR 29 and CRPF launched a cordon-and-search-operation in Yadipora.

As the joint team encircled the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon them. The fire was retaliated by the joint team, triggering off an encounter.

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