Tahlka News Desk
New Delhi: One militant killed in a gun battle which broke out on Thursday morning between security forces and Lashkar-e-Toiba militants in south Kashmir's Padgampora area of Pulwama district.
"The slain militant has been identified as Jehangir Ganai," a senior police officer said, adding that the militant was involved in the killing of a local policeman last year.
Another militant, Sher Gujri is still engaging security forces, the officer said. Security forces from the CRPF and Special Operation Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir police have started search operations and cordoned off the area where two-three militants of the group were holed up even. Meanwhile the Army was deployed to carry out combing operations.
Meanwhile, the Bannihal-Baramulla train service has been stopped as the railway track moves close to encounter site in Padgampora village.
This is the second major encounter in the area in last four days. Last week, top Hizbul Mujahideen militant Aqib Maulvi was killed along with a Pakistan based Jaish-e-Mohammed militant Osama in Tral area of Pulwama district.