Unknown militant killed in Lolab gunfight, says Army

Baramulla: Army today claimed to have killed an unidentified militant in a gunfight in a forest area of Lolab in the neighbouring Kupwara district

Defence spokesman Col N N Joshi told Kashmir Reader that on specific information, army’s 28 RR started a cordon and search operation in a forest area of Lolab early this morning. He said the militants hiding in the forests opened fire upon the search team when they closed in.

“In the retaliatory fire, an unknown militant has been killed. The search operation is in progress,” Joshi said.

Meanwhile, search operation is also in progress in the Hafrada forest area of the district. Contingents of police and army are conducting searches in the forests, where militants are believed to be hiding.