Government forces during a search operation in Kashmir
Government forces during a search operation in Kashmir (Photo Credit: Reshi Irshad)

SRINAGAR — An unidentified militant has been killed in a gunfight while the search for the other two was in progress in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district on Wednesday, officials said.

In a tweet while quoting IGP Kashmir, the Kashmir Police Zone wrote, “01 militant killed. 01 AK rifle, 03 magazines recovered. The killed militant was a part of newly infiltrated militant group. Search for other 02 militants is in progress.”

Meanwhile, Inspector General of Police Kashmir Vijay Kumar told GNS that the slain militant belonged to a recently infiltrated Lashkar-e-Toiba group.

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Earlier, a joint team of Police and the Army launched a cordon and search operation in the area.

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