JEM militant killed in encounter with security forces in Pulwama
Army porter killed in Pak firing along LOC in Jammu
SRINAGAR: A Pakistani Jaishe-mohammad (JEM) militant was killed in an encounter with security forces in Tral area of Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district on Friday, police said.
Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Dar-ganiegund area of Tral following inputs about the presence of militants there, a police spokesman said.
He said the search operation turned into an encounter when the ultras opened fire on the security forces, who retaliated.
One JEM militant, was killed in the gunbattle, the spokesman said, adding that a policeman also suffered minor injuries during the operation.
The deceased militant was identified as a Pakistani national and he was using a code name, Anwar, he said.
“Incriminating material, arms and ammunition were recovered from the site of the encounter,” the spokesman said. JAMMU: An Army porter was killed in Pakistani sniper fire along the Line of Control in Jammu district, while a BSF jawan was injured in a separate incident in the RajouriPoonch sector Friday.
The porter died in sniper fire from across the LOC in the Akhnoor sector of Jammu district around 1800 hours Friday, officials said.
In the Manajakote sector, Pakistani personnel targeted forward posts along the LOC around 0930 hours. A jawan of the Border Security Force (BSF) was injured in the firing, they said.
The number of ceasefire violations this year by Pakistan has been the highest in the past eight years.
The first seven months of this year saw 52 deaths and 232 people getting injured in 1,435 ceasefire violations in Jammu and Kashmir, according to an RTI reply by the Home ministry.