A militant was killed during an encounter with government forces at Gund village in central Ganderbal, reports said today.
A militant whose identity is yet to be ascertained was killed in a gunfight with government forces at Gund village in central Ganderbal. The hiding militant, reports said, fired upon the search party after they cordoned off the area following tipoff about the presence of militants.
Meanwhile, a police spokesman, in a statement, while confirming the encounter and subsequent killing of a militant said that arms and ammunition were recovered from the possession of slain militant whose body was retrieved from the site of encounter. Search operation was continuing in the area till reports last came in.
“A cordon and search operation was launched jointly by police and security forces in Gund area, so far one militant has been killed during encounter whose body has also been retrieved from the encounter site. The identity and affiliation of the slain militant is being ascertained,” the spokesman said, adding that incriminating materials including arms and ammunition were received from his possession.