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An encounter between Pakistani militants and Special Operations Group jawans in North Kashmir resulted in four of the militants being killed and one captured, in the Qazinag Vij area, on Thursday. The Army continued to conduct searches in the villages in the Rafiabad area of Baramulla district, looking for others.

According to an Army report the man, from Muzaffargarh in south-west Pakistan, is 22-year-old Sajjad Ahmed.

“Three militants have been killed in the encounter and one Pakistani militant has been captured alive. We are bringing him out of the operation area,” Gareeb Dass, (DIG North Kashmir) told the Indian Express.

The encounter on Thursday began during an Army operation in the Qazinag area in North Kashmir. The army reported they killed one militant in the first firefight, and the operation continued throughout the night. They cordoned off wide areas of Uri and Rafiabad during the operation. The army killed two more militants and captured Sajjad Ahmad.

One India reported that the battle extended over 20 hours. Security forces are still looking for two terrorists known as Zargham and Okasha who apparently crossed from Pakistan into Kashmir in June.

Pakistani Militant Captured Earlier

Earlier this month another Pakistani militant, known as Mohammad Naveed alias Usman was captured. Security forces arrested Usman and killed one other after the two men attacked a BSF bus and killed two BSF personnel at Udhampur, on the Jammu-Srinagar Highway.

NDTV reported on August 6th, that the Rajya Sabha was told that the two terrorists who attacked the BSF convoy, killing the two BSF personnel, were from Pakistan. Pakistan denied any knowledge of the two men, but Usman’s father admitted it was his son. He said the Pakistani army and the terrorist group were after his family.