Guerrilla killed in Kashmir gunfight

Srinagar, Feb 6 (IANS) A separatist guerrilla was killed on Saturday in a gunfight with the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district, police said. Exchange of fire was still on in the area.

“Security forces surrounded Gundipora village of Pulwama district earlier today following information about presence of a group of militants there. When the hiding militants were challenged, they fired at the security forces, triggering a gun battle,” a senior police officer told IANS here.

“A local militant identified as Raqib Bashir of Zadoora village of the same district has been killed so far,” he said, adding the operation “is still going on”.

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