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Four militants gunned down in J&K’s Baramulla, Armyman injured

Security forces had launched a search operation in the Ladoora forests in Rafiabad area on Monday following information about the presence of militants.

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A soldier was also injured in the encounter. (Representational Image)

Four militants were killed and an Armyman was injured Wednesday in an encounter in the forests of Hamam in Jammu and Kashmir’s Baramulla.

Security forces had launched a search operation in Ladoora forests in Rafiabad on Monday after they received information about presence of militants. On Wednesday morning, an encounter ensued with both sides exchanging fire.

Army’s Kilo Force, Special Forces (SF) and 32 Rashtriya Rifles were involved in the operation. “The SF team was specially inserted in the area of operations,” the Army spokesperson in Srinagar said. The injured Armyman is reported to be stable.

Meanwhile, police Tuesday arrested an overground worker of Al-Qaeda-linked Ansar Gazwat-ul-Hind (AGH), Irfan Ahmad Ganaie, from Rathsuna in Tral. Police claimed that some explosives were recovered from him.

A team also apprehended a militant identified as Abdul Majid Shah from Pattan, Baramulla.

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