Militant killed, associate arrested during gunfight at Dialgam in south Kashmir’s Anantnag

A militant was killed while his associate, who had recently joined militancy, was arrested during a gunfight with the government forces in Dialgam village of south Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Sunday, police said.
File pic for representation (Mir Wasim/GK)
File pic for representation (Mir Wasim/GK)

A militant was killed while his associate, who had recently joined militancy, was arrested during a gunfight with the government forces in Dialgam village of south Kashmir's Anantnag district on Sunday, police said.

Reports quoting SSP Anantnag Altaf Khan said that a joint team of police, army's 19 and CRPF launched a cordon at Brunty Dialgam village during the intervening night of March 31 and April 1.

An exchange of fire began after the militants hiding in the area opened fire at the forces.

They said that Rouf Khanday, a resident of Dehruna Hillad Kokernag, who had joined militant ranks in February this year, was killed while his associate Imran Rashid was nabbed alive during the operation. 

Reports said that two more gunfights are underway in the neighbouring Shopian district in which three soldiers have been injured.

The gunfights began late last night at Dragad and Kachdoora villages of the district.

"Two soldiers were injured at Kachdora while another was injured at Dragad. All of them have been evacuated to military hospital," reported GNS news agency.

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