Rajouri: An unidentified militant was killed in an encounter (military operation) that broke out in Dassal Gali area near Rajouri town of Pir Panchal region on Friday.
As per reports, a search operation is underway and the site is located only four kilometres away from Rajouri town.
In a statement, officials said that an encounter broke out during a Cordon and Search Operation launched by forces in the area after getting intelligence inputs from the area.
“A Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) was launched in the area of Dassal and Mehari on the intervening night of Thursday and Friday and a Joint team of Army and Police stared searches and after inching closer to the militants, a gunfight broke out in the wee morning hours on Friday,” the officials said.
They informed that gunfight lasted for a few hours amid heavy exchange of fire.
“In the ensuing encounter, one unidentified militant was killed,” they said, adding that the body of slain was retrieved.
The slain militant, as per officials, couldn’t not be identified while as war like stores have been recovered from his possession that include one AK56 rifle, seven magazines, sixty AK rounds, four hand grenades, one biscuit, two packets of cigarettes, coconut cookies, fourteen keys, some tablets, one lighter, three injection syringes, twelve detonators, one IED switch, three medicine packs, one sweater, one dress, two cloth pieces, one bag, one pouch and some eatables.
Medico-legal formalities and post mortem examination of militant's body was conducted at the site by a team of doctors from GMC Associated Hospital Rajouri.