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A newly-recruited local militant of Hizbul Mujahideen was killed in an overnight encounter

NEW DELHI : The militant of Hizbul Mujahideen was killed in an overnight encounter, that happen late Thursday night, with security forces in south Kashmir's Anantnag district.

According to security officials, an unidentified person was also killed in the crossfire between the militants and the security forces.

The encounter turns up at Kanibal in Bijbehara of Anantnag district, 55 kms from Srinagar, when the police along with army and CRPF cordoned off a village following an intelligence input about the presence of militants.

During the encounter, which lasted for two hours, one militant identified as Yawar, a newly recruited Hizbul Mujahideen militant hailing from Anantnag, was killed while two other militants managed to getaway under the darkness, an army man also sustained bullet injury but was declared to be stable.

During the encounter, one motorcycle-borne individual, whose identity is yet to be ascertained, was found dead with bullet injuries, the officials said, expressing apprehension that he might have died in the crossfire.

The motorcycle number plate was broken and destroyed and no identity card of the deceased was found.

Two mobile phones were recovered from the deceased who was in multi-layered clothing. The telephone contacts in his handset could not immediately help to confirm his identified.

The dead body of Yawar was handover to his family for funeral and restrictions were imposed in the town as a preventive measure.