Militant Killed In Encounter In South Kashmir’s Awantipora

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Srinagar- A militant was killed in an encounter with government forces in Baragam area of Awantipora in the south Kashmir’ Pulwama district on Sunday.

Government forces launched a cordon and search operation in Baragam area of Awantipora after specific inputs about the presence of militants there, a police official said.

He said as the forces were conducting searches in the area, militants fired upon them, leading to an encounter, the official said.

In the ensuing encounter, the militant was killed and his body retrieved from the site of encounter, he said.

The spokesman identified the slain militant as Sameer Ahmad Tantray, a resident of Baragam.

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