NEWw DELHI, Jan 19 (KUNA) -- Indian security forces gunned down one
militant in the country's northernmost state of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday,
reported the Press Trust of India (PTI).
The encounter took place in the state's Poonch district along the
international border with Pakistan - Line of Control (LoC). Search operation
is still on to trace if there were more militants.
According to the report, acting on a tip off that the militant was hiding
in the area, the security forces launched a cordon and search operation. On
being surrounded by security forces, the militant opened fire on the security
The security forces returned fire resulting in a fierce gunbattle between
the two sides, and leading to the killing of the militant. One UBGL
(Underbarrel Grenade Launcher), an AK rifle and four magazines were recovered
from the slain militant. (end)
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