At least one militant was killed in an encounter between security forces and militants in Kokernag area of Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag district. The militant’s body was recovered from Gandole village in Kokernag where the encounter happened.
“Firing has now stopped, but a search operation is ongoing. Identity of the victim is being ascertained,” J&K police said.
Initially, police received information regarding three militants being reportedly trapped in the area upon which the place was cordoned off and internet services were suspended.
On August 12, one policeman was killed and four security forces personnel were injured in an encounter in Srinagar’s Batamaloo area.
In another encounter on August 9, the Indian Army had killed five militants belonging to Lashkar-e-Toiba in Sopore district. One security force personnel was injured in the incident. The encounter broke out when militants opened fire on security forces while they were conducting searches inside the forest area at Ladoora.