Militant killed in Awantipora encounter: Police

Bilal Habib

Pulwama: A local militant has been killed in an encounter with government forces in a village in Awantipora area of this south Kashmir district.

Jehangir Ahmad Ganai of Koil was killed in the retaliatory fire by the joint team of SOG of police and army in village Kawani in Dogripora area of Awantipora this evening, a police official said.

He said that Ganai tossed a hand grenade and opened fire upon the forces when they were laying a cordon in the area.

He said the slain militant had recently joined Lashkar-e- Toiba outfit.