PTI published a report today stating that an unidentified militant was killed in an encounter with security forces in Pulwama district of Kashmir this morning.

FIle photo: Indian Army conducting operation in J&K

The report further read:

“Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in village Samboora late last night following information about presence of militants there, a police official said. 

The search party of forces was fired upon by militants triggering a gunbattle, the official said. 

One militant was killed in the encounter, he said adding that the identity and group affiliation of the slain ultra was being ascertained.

Photo from operation conducted in Pulwama today morning

However, The Hindu quotes that the militant was identified as Umar. The report quoted an unnamed policeman who told that the militant was part of the Abu Ismail group of Kashmir, which is behind the July 10 attack on Amarnath pilgrims that left eight devotees dead and several others injured.

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