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One JeM Militant Killed in Encounter with Security Forces in J&K's Anantnag

Police sources said that the militants fired at the security forces during a cordon and search operation in Nowgam village of Verinag area.

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Updated:June 8, 2019, 11:49 AM IST
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One JeM Militant Killed in Encounter with Security Forces in J&K's Anantnag
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Srinagar: A Jaish-e-Mohammad militant was Saturday killed in an encounter with security forces in Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir, a police official said.

Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Verinag area of the south Kashmir district following specific information about the presence of militants there, the official said.

He said the search operation turned into an encounter after the militants fired on the security forces, who retaliated.

In the exchange of fire, one JeM militant was killed, the official said, adding his identity was being ascertained.

Incriminating material including arms and ammunition was recovered from the site of the gun-battle, he said.

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