Militant killed as gunfight rages on in Nowgam

Killers of Sarpanch Sameer Bhat trapped: IGP Kashmir

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.

After brief lull, firing resumes in Nawakadal Srinagar

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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