BARAMULLA — Another militant has been killed taking the toll to two in an ongoing military operation in Malwah area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Thursday.

A top police officer said that one more militant of LeT has been killed along with Valley’s old surviving militant Yousuf Kantroo.

Also, five armed forces personnel were injured in the ongoing operation.

A police officer said all the five injured including four army personnel and a JK police personnel constable, Basharat Ahmad, have been hospitalized.

“Top LeT (militant) Commander Yousuf Kantroo killed in Baramulla encounter. He was involved in several killings of civilians & SFs personnel including recent killing of JKP’s SPO & his brother, one soldier and one civilian in Budgam district,” IGP Kashmir said in a tweet earlier. “A big success for us,” he added.

The operation had ensued after a joint team of police and army launched a cordon-and-search operation regarding the presence of the militants.

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Three armed forces were injured in the initial phase of the operation, police said.

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