Early Times report
Jammu, June 6: A militant was killed in an encounter with security forces in Rajouri district, officials said on Friday. A large number of arms and ammunition were recovered from the spot. A Cordon and Search Operation (CASO), jointly launched by Army and Special Operation Group (SOG) of J&K police in Kalakote area of Rajouri district, was called off after the elimination of a militant, said Mukesh Singh, Inspector General of Police (IGP), Jammu Zone. “The joint CASO by 63 Rashtriya Rifles and SOG/local police, which was launched in Panjah Mehari area of Kalakote tehsil, is over. A large quantity of arms and ammunition was recovered from the spot”.
The CASO started around 4 pm on Thursday after security agencies received information about the presence of militants in the area. At 6.30 pm, an encounter broke out between militants and security forces.
“At 7 pm, the firing stopped and an unidentified militant was killed, whose body shifted to Government Medical College Rajouri. The area is still under cordon,” the IGP said. An AK-47 rifle, three AK-47 magazines, 58 rounds of AK-47, four Chinese hand grenades (destroyed), four anti-personal mines (Pakistan made), four detonators, mobile phone along with SIM card, bag, blanket and other material was recovered from the site.