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Militant killed, Army personnel injured in encounter in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam


SRINAGAR: A militant was killed and an Army personnel injured in an encounter in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam district on Saturday, police said.

Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in the Arrah area of Kulgam in south Kashmir following specific information about the presence of militants there, a police official said.

He said as the forces were conducting the searches in the area, militants fired upon them. The forces retaliated, ensuing an encounter in which a militant was killed, the official said.

An Army personnel was injured during the exchange of fire and he has been rushed to a hospital, he added. The official said the operation is on and further details are awaited.