Guerrilla killed in Kashmir gunfight

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Srinagar, Feb 4 (IANS) A separatist guerrilla was killed on Thursday in a gunfight with the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Bandipora district, police said. The exchange of fire is still on in the area.

“Personnel of the Rashtriya Rifles, special operations group of state police and Central Reserve Police Force today cordoned off Khosa Mohalla area in Hajin village of Bandipora district following information about presence of two militants there,” a senior police officer told IANS here.

“When the hiding militants were challenged, they fired at the security forces triggering an gunfight which is still going on (as of 7.30 p.m.),” he said, adding one militant has so far been killed while the other is still holed up inside a house.

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