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One militant killed in encounter in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama

The gunbattle broke out between militants and security forces on the outskirts of Awantipora this morning following a tip about the presence of ultras in the area

SNS | New Delhi |

Security forces killed a militant in an encounter in Awantipora town of Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday, a police spokesperson said.

He said the gunbattle broke out between militants and security forces on the outskirts of Awantipora this morning following a tip about the presence of ultras in the area. One militant was killed in the encounter, which was still on, the official said.

On October 6, a former People’s Democratic Party worker was shot at by militants in Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir, leaving him injured.

Sajad Hussain Mantoo was shot at by the terrorists at his house in Kokernag area of Anantnag. Mantoo received bullet injuries in his abdomen and thigh and was rushed to the district hospital, the police said, adding that his condition is stated to be stable.

Since the abrogation of Article 370 on August 5 by the BJP government in the Centre, incidents of encounter with the militants have not been reported much.

The United States has also voiced fears of many countries that following the abrogation of Jammu and Kashmir’s special status, Pakistani terrorists might launch attacks in India, unless Pakistan “keep a lid on terror groups.”

“I think many have concerns that Pakistan keep a lid on terror groups that might conduct cross-border activities as a result of the Kashmir decisions, and I don’t sense that China wants that kind of conflict or would support that,” Assistant Secretary of Defense for Indo-Pacific Security Affairs, Randall Shriver, told a Washington audience on October 2.