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Militant killed in gunfight in J&K's Sopore

IANS  |  Srinagar 

One militant was killed in a gunfight with the security forces in and Kashmir's town on Wednesday.

Police said security forces, after specific inputs about presence of militants, started a cordon and in Wadoora Payeen village of town.

"Hiding militants fired as the cordon around them was tightened. In the resulting encounter one militant was killed whose body has been recovered along with arms and ammunition.

"Exact identity and group affiliation of the slain militant is being ascertained.

"People are advised to cooperate and not to go close to the unless all explosive material is cleared".

Meanwhile, authorities have ordered closure of all government and private educational institutions in sub-division today as a precautionary measure.

Mobile have also been suspended in the area.

--IANS

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First Published: Wed, June 12 2019. 07:30 IST
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