Soldier, militant killed in Kund encounter

KT NEWS SERVICE. Dated: 11/14/2017 11:40:34 PM

SRINAGAR, Nov 14: A soldier and a militant were killed in an encounter at Nowbug Kund in Qazigund today.
The authorities snapped internet services in Kulgam, Anantnag and Pulwama district. The rail services also remained suspended in south Kashmir and north Kashmir as a precautionary measures.
Reports said security forces cordoned off Nowbug Kund area after receiving information about the presence of militants in the area. The militants fired upon search party when it approached towards a house triggering encounter.
Police said during the fierce gun fight, a militant was killed. A cop and a soldier sustained injuries. The soldier later on succumbed to his injuries. The slain militant was identified as Muzamil Mansoor of Badroo Yaripora and was an engineering graduate. He was active for past over three years. Clashes occurred between the protestors and security forces.
The operation was going on as security forces believe presence of more militants in the area. But some reports said militants had escaped from the encounter site.
Reports from Laam forests of Tral said the security forces busted a hideout and recovered some blankets from there. A police official said that no exchange of fire was there between militants and the forces. “It was a search operation during which a hideout was busted,” he said.
Authorities suspended rail services were suspended in south Kashmir and north Kashmir.
A railway official said that rail service was suspended due to security reasons in north Kashmir where two local militants of Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) were killed in an encounter with the government forces last evening.
However, trains continued to chug from Budgam-Srinagar to Anantnag and Qazigund to Banihal, in the morning but were suspended later due to encounter in Qazigund village.
A shutdown was observed today in Palhalan Pattan and Brath Kalan Sopore against the killing of two local militants in an encounter at Zachaldara Handwara yesterday.
Police identified the slain militants as Ashiq Ahmad Bhat of Palhalan Pattan and Toib Majeed Mir of Brathkalan Sopore.
Thousands of people participated in the last rites of Mir and Bhat.



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