SRINAGAR: A nocturnal gunfight broke out between militants and government forces in Padgampora area in South Kashmir’s Awantipora on Tuesday late night.

One militant has been killed in the ongoing encounter; however identity of the slain militant is yet to be ascertained.

Meanwhile two army troopers also received bullet wounds in the gunfight. They have been subsequently shifted to hospital for further treatment.

Earlier Reports said that a joint team of Police and army launched a cordon and search operation in Padgampora.

As the joint team of forces approached towards the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon the forces, triggering off a gunfight. (GNS)


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