SRINAGAR – A militant was killed in a brief shootout at Shutloo area of Rafiabad in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Friday afternoon.
A police officer said that a joint team of 32 RR and SOG intercepted the militants following specific information during a naka at Shutlu village of Rafiabad.
After being intercepted, the exchange of firing took place between the militants and the forces, he said. “In the exchange of gunfight, one militant was killed and searches in the area are still ongoing,” he said.
The slain militant has been identified as Mudasir Ahmad Bhat son of Sonullaha Bhat of Shutloo.
According to police Bhat had joined militant ranks only a week ago.
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