Militant killed in Hajin encounter
Baramulla, Mar 01: A militant was Thursday morning killed in an encounter with government forces in Hajin area of Bandipora district, police said.
Official sources said that a joint team of Army’s 13 RR, SOG Bandipora and 45 Bn of CRPF laid a siege around Sukurdin Mohalla of Hajin during the wee hours today following specific inputs about the presence of some militants.
“As the joint team intensified the searches and opened some warning shots towards the suspected spot, the hiding militants opened fire triggering off an encounter,” a police official said.
He said a militant, believed to be associated with the Lashkar-e-Taiba group, was killed during the gunfight.
Meanwhile Internet services too were suspended in the area as a “precautionary measure”, officials said.
Pertinently, two days ago a foreign militant who was injured in a brief exchange of fire in Hajin village succumbed his injuries and was later buried in the local graveyard in there.