January 2017 News

Militant Killed In Encounter In J&K's Hajin Area

18 January 2017
Times of India

New Delhi: One militant was killed today in an encounter with security forces in Kashmir's north Bandipora district, police said. Acting on specific intelligence inputs that there might be militants hiding in Parray Mohalla in the Hajin area, security forces launched a search operation in the village. As the forces were conducting the search operation, the hiding militant opened fire on them. In the ensuing encounter, the militant was killed, a police official said. The identity and group affiliation of the militant was not immediately known. An Special Operation Group (SOG) soldier was also injured in the brief encounter, police said. This is the second such incident in three days in the Parray Mohalla area.