Jammu: The security forces have killed one militant on Sunday in an encounter in Thannamandi area of Rajouri district in Jammu and Kashmir.
“One militant has been killed so far,” Mukesh Singh, Additional Director General of Police, Jammu Zone here confirmed.
Encounter broke out between security forces and the militants early morning on Sunday in Dori Maal village of Thannamandi in Rajouri.
On Saturday morning, searches were carried out after a live grenade was recovered in the area.
“Based on specific inputs, cordon was laid and search operation was carried out by the joint teams of Army, Police and Special Operation Group,” Army sources said.
They said that the security forces retaliated when hiding militants fired few rounds at them and the encounter triggered.
Earlier in the month of August, three militants were killed by the security forces in separate gun battles in Thannamandi area of Rajouri district.
However, arms and ammunition was also recovered from the encounter site.