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Jaish militant killed in Anantnag encounter

Jawans near an encounter site in Anantnag district of south Kashmir on June 8, 2019.

Jawans near an encounter site in Anantnag district of south Kashmir on June 8, 2019.   | Photo Credit: Nissar Ahmad

Security forces killed a Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) militant in an operation in a forest area of Anantnag on Saturday.

A police official said the security forces established contact with armed militants in Nowgam area of Verninag, “who opened fire”.

“The body of a militant was recovered from the encounter site. A combing operation is on in the forest area,” said the police.

The slain militant was a local and was identified as Iqbal Ahmad of Panzath, Dooru. Ahmad was associated with the JeM, said the police.

Mobile Internet was suspended in parts of Anantnag as a precautionary measure.

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