Militant killed, major injured in Kashmir shootout

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Srinagar, March 9 (IANS) A militant was killed and an army officer injured in a shootout in Jammu and Kashmir’s Bandipora district on Thursday, police said.

“Following information about a militant travelling in a vehicle in Bandipora town, security forces set up a checkpost outside the Bandipora police station. During the checking operation, the militant travelling in a vehicle fired at the checking party, resulting in injuries to a major.

“In the retaliatory firing, the militant, identified as Mushtaq Peer of Hizbul Mujahideen, was killed,” a police officer said.

–IANS

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