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One Militant Killed in Ongoing Gunfight in Kashmir

The separatist guerrilla belonged to the Hizbul Mujahideen outfit and was holed in Jammu and Kashmir\'s Shopian district.

Published: 25th February 2015 10:12 AM  |   Last Updated: 25th February 2015 10:12 AM   |  A+A-

By IANS

SRINAGAR: One separatist guerrilla of the Hizbul Mujahideen outfit was killed on Wednesday in a on-going gunfight between the security forces and holed up guerrillas in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district.

"Following specific intelligence reports about the presence of two Hizbul Mujahideen militants in Shermaal village (Shopian), troops surrounded the village on Tuesday evening," a senior police officer told IANS here.

"When the security forces closed on the hiding militants, they resorted to indiscriminate firing triggering an encounter. One of the hiding militants has been killed so far," the officer said.

The operation which was stopped Tuesday evening due to darkness in the area was re-started in the morning, the officer added.

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