Militant Killed In Shootout In Srinagar's Hazratbal: Police

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Srinagar- An unidentified militant was killed in a brief encounter in Hazratbal area of Srinagar on Thursday and a search is underway for two others who managed to flee, officials said.

"Around 3:25 pm, during a brief shootout between police and militants outside the Hazratbal shrine, one militant was killed on the spot," the officials said.

A pistol was recovered from the spot, they said.

"Two militants have fled towards the Hazratbal shrine complex. Further details are awaited," they added.

In a tweet, Inspector General of Police (IGP), Kashmir, Vijay Kumar said, "One #terrorist killed by Srinagar Police in #Hazratbal area. Search for two others who fled from the #encounter site going on.

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