One militant killed in Mendhar encounter

April 27th, 2009 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI  

Mendhar, Apr 27 (ANI): One militant was killed in an encounter with security forces in Mendhar in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday morning.

According to sources, the encounter is still on.

The militant, who was killed in retaliatory fire, is yet to be identified. Two other militants escaped from a house in the area, but are still battling security forces.

Reports of the encounter came as Defence Minister A K Antony is visiting Rajouri sector in Jammu and Kashmir to review security for the Lok Sabha polls and an update on infiltration bids by militants from across the international border.

Antony is being accompanied by Defence Secretary Vijay Singh and Indian Army chief Deepak Kapoor.

The Defence Minister’s visit to the border state comes in the wake of intelligence reports that over 400 militants were ready to cross into the state to target political leaders touring the state. (ANI)

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