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 an ongoing overnight encounter at Wagoora area of Nowgam in central Kashmir’s Srinagar district on Wednesday.

The encounter had ensued after a team of police and CRPF was fired upon during a cordon-and-search operation launched in the area amid specific information about the presence of the militants.

“One militant has been killed in the ongoing gunfight. However, identity of the slain militant is yet to be ascertained,” a police officer said.

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A militant killed in an overnight gunfight with joint team of Police and CRPF at Wagoora area of Nowgam in central Kashmir’s Srinagar district has been identified as Uzair Ashraf Dar, officials said on Wednesday.

They said Uzair, a resident of Wandina Melhoora Wachi Zainapora, was active since January 02, 2021.

One pistol along with a magazine and six rounds besides two grenades have been recovered from him, the officials said.

The encounter had ensued after a team of police and CRPF was fired upon during a cordon-and-search operation launched in the area amid specific information about the presence of the militants, they said.

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