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Youth killed in security force firing in south Kashmir

Youth killed in security force firing in south Kashmir

Two militants were killed in an encounter with security forces during a counter-insurgency operation in south Kashmir's Anantnag district on Tuesday, the Army said.

The police spokesperson said that the police along with the Army and the CRPF cordoned the area and launched a search operation in Pehlipora village after getting information about the presence of militants there.

However, when security forces were moving towards a particular area in the forest, the militants hiding there, fired at them with automatic weapons.

The slain militant has been identified as Farheen Wani, son of Ghulam Muhammad Wani, resident of Wangund village in Khodweni.

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The security forces also retaliated ensuing in an encounter, he said, adding that a militant was killed in the exchange of fire. In north Kashmir's Baramulla district, two militants and nine Over Ground Workers (OGWs) were arrested, said a Jammu and Kashmir police spokesperson.

"Clashes were going on".

Superintendent District Hospital Anantnag while confirming the death of Khalid told Rising Kashmir that he was brought dead to hospital and had bullet injury. "It's hard to pinpoint which among the two, police or army, opened fire", the locals said.

The other injured, Yasir Ahmed Dar, 30, who was hit in the shoulder, is stated to be stable. Train services were also suspended on the Srinagar-Banihal track later in the day.