Militant killed as gunfight rages on in Nowgam

Killers of Sarpanch Sameer Bhat trapped: IGP Kashmir

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Government forces during a gunfight in Kashmir
Government forces during a gunfight in Kashmir (Photo: Reshi Irshad)

SRINAGAR — An unidentified militant has been killed on Wednesday in an ongoing encounter with security forces in Nowgam area of central Kashmir’s Srinagar district, police said.

A senior police officer told GNS that an unidentified militant has been killed in an ongoing encounter.

Inspector General of Police Kashmir Vijay Kumar told GNS that militants of Lashkar-i-Toiba (LeT) oufit are trapped in the ongoing encounter and involved in recent killing of Sarpanch Sameer Bhat.

Earlier on a specific input generated by J-K Police, the joint team of police and security forces launched a cordon and search operation in the area.

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

Pertinently, a LeT militant was killed in Charsoo area of Awantipora in Pulwama district.

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