Militant killed in encounter in south Kashmir

Saturday, Nov 19, 2016,18:56 IST By metrovaartha A A A

Srinagar | An unidentified militant was on Saturday killed in an encounter with security forces in a village in Pulwama district of south Kashmir, police said.

Security forces this evening launched an anti-militancy operation after receiving a tip off about their presence at Begumbagh village in Kakapora area, 25 km from here, a police official said.

Hiding militants opened fire on noticing the security forces who retaliated, triggering a gunbattle, he said.

One militant was killed in the gunbattle, the official said, adding the identity and group affiliation of the slain militant is being ascertained.

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