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Hizbul militant gunned down in encounter in Anantnag


Srinagar: A newly recruited local militant of Hizbul Mujahideen was gunned down in an overnight encounter with security forces that also resulted in the death of an unidentified person in the ensuing crossfire in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district, security officials said on Friday.

The encounter broke late Thursday night at Kanibal in Bijbehara of Anantnag district, when the police along with Army and CRPF cordoned off a village following an intelligence input about the presence of militants, they said

During the encounter, which lasted for two hours, one militant identified as Yawar, hailing from Anantnag, was killed while two other militants managed to escape under the cover of darkness.


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