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Lashkar militant slain, another surrenders during Shopian encounter

A militant was slain while another surrendered with an AK rifle during an encounter between militants and armed forces in the Hanjipora area in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district on Friday, officials said.

“The second militant of proscribed outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) surrendered along with an AK 56 rifle during the encounter. Search is still going on,” the police said.

The firefight between LeT militants and forces took place after a joint team of the police and the army cordoned off the area and launched a search operation on the basis of specific information about the presence of insurgents.

As the armed forces zeroed in on the spot where the militants were hiding, they came under a heavy volume of fire that triggered the encounter.

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