Militant killed as gunfight rages on in Pulwama

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More than a dozen villages under massive CASO in Pulwama
Government forces stand guard during a massive search operation (Photo by Zahid Chaat)

SRINAGAR — A militant was killed in an ongoing gunfight at Gundipora Pinglena area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Monday.

In this connection, Kashmir Police Zone tweeted, “01 militant killed. Operation in progress. Further details shall follow.”

Yesterday evening, a joint team of police and Army launched a cordon and search operation in the area.

As the joint team of forces zeroed in on the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired on the joint team, which was retaliated, triggering off a gunfight.

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Yesterday, IGP Kashmir in a tweet said, “2 local militants of outfit JeM trapped in encounter including (the) killer of our Martyr Constable Reyaz Ahmad. JeM militant Abid Shah had killed our unarmed colleague on 13/5/22.”

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