Fourth militant killed in Baramulla gunfight

BARAMULLA — The fourth militant was killed on Friday morning in an encounter with security forces in Malwah village of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district as the operation entered the second day, officials said.

“One more militant was killed this morning whose identification is being ascertained, a police official told the news agency Kashmir News Observer (KNO). He also said four militants have been killed in the encounter so far while the operation is still in progress.

“Security forces launched a search operation in the area yesterday following information about the presence of militants there,” the official said, adding that the gunfight ensued after the militants fired upon the security forces during the search operation.

Pertinently, security forces had claimed to have achieved a major success by killing the most wanted commander of Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) along with three other militants there yesterday.

The police said that the slain LeT commander Yousuf Kantroo was figured in the list of top 10 most wanted militants in Kashmir and he was the longest surviving militant in the Valley.

Four soldiers including an officer also sustained minor injuries in the gunfight.



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