Inside Kashmir

One militant killed in Anantnag encounter

Srinagar: One unidentified militant was killed by security forces in an encounter which ensued during a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in south Kashmir district of Anantnag on Saturday, a police spokesman said.

He said a CASO was launched by Special Operation Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir police, Rashtriya Rifles (RR) and CRPF in village Larnoo in Anantnag in the wee hours following a tip off about the presence of militants.

However, when the security forces were conducting house-to-house searches, militants hiding there opened fire, they said adding the fire was retaliated ensuing in an encounter.

The operation was going on when the reports last came in.

Meanwhile, additional security forces have been deployed in the adjacent areas to prevent demonstrations.

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