Militant killed as gunbattle rocks Pulwama hamlet

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

SRINAGAR — One militant has been killed in the initial exchange of firing in Hakripora area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district.

Official sources said that one militant has been killed in the initial exchange firing. However, the identity of the slain militant is yet to be ascertained.

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Pertinently, two militants were killed in an overnight encounter in Shopian.

Earlier, reports reaching here said that a joint team of Police and Army’s 50RR launched a cordon and search operation in Hakripora.

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As the joint team of forces approached towards the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon the forces, triggering off a gunfight.

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