Militant killed in south Kashmir gunfight

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Srinagar

A militant was killed in a gunfight by counter insurgent forces in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Tuesday.

Taking to social networking site Twitter, Police wrote, “Encounter took place at the outskirts of #Awantipora town. One terrorist killed. Arms and ammunition recovered. Identity and affiliation being ascertained. Search continues (sic).”

The gunfight started after a joint team of army, SOG and CRPF launched a cordon-and-search operation in Awantipora area following inputs about the presence of some militants.

As the joint team of forces intensified the searches towards the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon forces triggering an encounter.

The operation was going on when the reports last came in.

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