Militant killed in encounter with security forces in Poonch

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A militant was killed in an encounter with security forces in Poonch district on Tuesday, officials said.

The security forces launched a cordon-and-search operation in the area after inputs were received about the presence of militants there. The operation turned into an encounter after the militants opened fire on the forces.

 

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During the encounter in early hours on 14 December, the (militant) attempted to escape while opening fire at the security personnel. However (he) was neutralised in ensuing fire,” the PRO said, adding, “One AK-47 Rifle, four magazines and pouches have been recovered from the slain (militant).

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