Guerrilla killed in Kashmir gunfight

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Srinagar, June 24 (IANS) A separatist guerrilla was killed on Friday by security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara district.

A police officer told IANS that security forces who launched an operation in Handwara after a tip off were fired at by militants, triggering a gun battle that left a rebel dead.

“The operation is still going on,” the officer said, adding that the slain militant belonged to the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT).

On Thursday, security forces had killed six guerrillas in two separate gun battles in the same district.



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