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Cop, terrorist killed in first encounter in J-K since abrogation of Art 370

Last updated on: August 21, 2019 12:56 IST

A Lashker-e-Toiba terrorist and a policeman were on Wednesday killed while a sub-inspector was injured in an encounter with ultras in Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said. 

The encounter, which began on Tuesday, has ended with the killing of a terrorist and a special police officer of Jammu and Kashmir Police, a police official said.

He said the encounter is the first anti-insurgency operation in Kashmir since August 5 when the Centre abrogated provisions of Article 370 of the Constitution and bifurcated the state into two union territories -- Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.

 

The official said the slain terrorist has been identified as Momin Gojri, a resident of Baramulla.

Gojri was affiliated with the LeT outfit and was involved in several terror crime cases, the official said, adding arms and ammunition were recovered from the site of the gunfight.

He said the slain SPO has been identified as Billal Ahmad.

Sub-inspector Amardeep Parihar was also injured in the exchange of fire and has been admitted to the Army's 92 base hospital at Badami Bagh cantonment in Srinagar.

Security forces have appealed to citizens not to venture inside the encounter zone.

People have been requested to cooperate with police till the area is completely sanitised and cleared of all the explosive materials if any, an official said.

With additional inputs from Umar Ganie/Rediff.com

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