Unidentified militant killed in Pulwama
Ongoing gunfight at Mitrigam area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district

SRINAGAR — An unidentified militant has been killed in an ongoing gunfight at Mitrigam area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Wednesday, an official said.

A top police officer while confirming to GNS said that a militant has been killed as the body is visibly lying near the encounter site. However, identity is yet to be ascertained as the gunfight is in progress in the area.

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Meanwhile, quoting IGP Kashmir, the Kashmir Zone Police tweeted, “2-3 militants including foreign militant of JeM outfit trapped inside (the) cordon. Ops (were) halted for the evacuation of civilians. 01 soldier injured. Precautions (are) being taken to avoid collateral damage. Trapped militants will be neutralised at the earliest.”

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

As the joint team of forces zeroed in on the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired on the joint team, which was retaliated, triggering off a gunfight.

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