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Militant killed in ongoing Shopian gunfight: Police

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Shopian: A militant has been killed in an ongoing gunfight with government forces in Kilbal area of South Kashmir’s Shopian district, officials said on Saturday.

A senior police officer told the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that one unidentified militant have been killed, whose identification is being ascertained while as search operation is on in the area.

Earlier, an official said that a joint team of Police, Army and CRPF launched a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) on specific information about the presence of militants in the area.

He said that as the joint team of forces approached towards the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon them, which was retaliated, triggering a gunfight—(KNO)

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