Militant killed at Kangan
Ganderbal, Sep 1: One unidentified militant was killed in an encounter between forces and militants in Chattergul forest area of Kangan in Ganderbal district Saturday.
Acting on a tip-off about the presence of militants in the forests, a search party of Special Operations Group (SOG) of police, 24 RR and 5 RR started a combing operation to flush out the militants, police sources said.
They said that during the operation the militants opened fire on the search party triggering an encounter. In the ensuing gunfight an unidentified militant was killed.
Locals said that gun shots were heard from 3 a.m. from Chattergul forest which rocked the entire area till afternoon.
SP Ganderbal Shahid Meraj told Greater Kashmir that some Pakistani currency was recovered from the killed militant and search operation was on.
The killed militant was later laid to rest in the local graveyard of Pethpora Chattergul and hundreds of locals participated in the funeral.
Lastupdate on : Sat, 1 Sep 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Sat, 1 Sep 2012 18:30:00 GMT
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