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One militant killed in J&K gunfight

IANS  |  Srinagar 

One militant was killed on Saturday in a gunfight with the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's district.

Police said security forces started a cordon and during night in Panzgam village after receiving information about the presence of militants there.

The hiding militants were challenged after which they opened fire at the security forces, triggering an encounter.

"One militant has been killed and his body has been recovered along with a weapon. Another militant is still believed to be hiding there although firing exchanges have now stopped," a said.

The slain militant is believed to be a local resident belonging to the Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) outfit, informed sources said.



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First Published: Sat, May 18 2019. 06:24 IST