Baramulla, Aug 22 : An unidentified militant was killed in an ongoing encounter that broke out between militants and security forces in Check-e-Saloosa village of Kreeri area of Baramulla district of north Kashmir, officials said Saturday.
They said that acting on a specific input, joint teams of army, police and the CRPF launched a cordon in Check-e-Saloosa area of Kreeri in Baramulla at 11 am. “When joint teams zeroed in on a suspected spot where militants were hiding, they came under heavy volume of fire leading to a gunbattle,” the official told news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO). “One unidentified militant was killed in the initial exchange of fire.”
Kashmir zone police had tweeted: “Encounter has started at #Check-i-Saloosa area of #Kreeri #Baramulla. Police and security forces are on the job. Further details shall follow.”
A police official said that heavy exchange of firing was on. Sources said two more militants are believed to be trapped in the village. Pertinently, today’s encounter comes three days after a deadly encounter at Kreeri area of Baramulla where two top Lashkar-e-Toiba commanders among three militants and six security forces personnel including three soldiers were killed—
More details awaited