Uri encounter: One Militant killed by security forces as operation continues 3 traped// Defence Sources
One militant was killed by security forces after an encounter broke out between security forces and militants in Uri area of Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir, news agency. Operation is still currently underway in the region, the report adds. As per initial reports, at least 3-4 militants were believed to be stuck in the region.
The encounter came after security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Uri near the Line of Control (LOC) in north Kashmir early morning of Saturday. An army official said, “Security personnel laid a cordon and started a search operation in the Kalgai area of Uri this morning following information about the presence of militants there.”
A heavy gunfight started after the Army launched an operation based on intelligence that three-four militants have been hiding in the forest at Kalgai near the LOC.
The terrorists are believed to be trapped now, Army sources said. The area has been cordoned off and an operation against the militants is underway.