Militant Killed In Ongoing Kulgam Encounter

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Srinagar: An unidentified militant on Saturday was killed in ongoing encounter with state forces in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district, a day after eight militants were killed in twin gunfights in the neighbouring Shopian and Pulwama districts on Friday.

The state forces launched a cordon and search operation at Likhdipora in the south Kashmir district following specific information about the presence of militants in the area, a police official said.

As the forces were searching the area, the hiding militants fired upon them.

The forces retaliated, ensuing an encounter, in which a militant was killed, the official said.

He said the identity and group affiliation of the militant is being ascertained.

The operation is going on, the official added

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