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Militant killed in encounter in Kashmir

PTI 23 Jun 2014, 10:31:30 IST
Srinagar: An unidentified militant was killed in an encounter with security forces in Sopore area of Baramulla district in Kashmir, police said today.

Security forces launched an anti-militancy operation in Tarzoo area of Sopore town last evening following information about presence of militants there, the police said.

A gunfight broke out when militants opened firing on security forces, who were closing on the position of the ultas, it said.

The operation was suspended for the night but security forces maintained the cordon to prevent the ultras from escaping.

The police said one militant was killed when the operation resumed this morning.

"The operation is in progress as there might be more militants there," a police officer said.

The identity of the slain militant is yet to be ascertained, he said.