Militant killed in gunfight in J&K

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Srinagar, July 3 (IANS) One militant was killed on Monday in an operation with the security forces in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district, police said.

Acting on specific information the army carried out the operation in Bahmnoo village in which the militant was killed, a police spokesman said.

Jammu and Kashmir police and the Central Reserve Police Force have joined in the operation that was still continuing, he added.

Monday’s operation in Pulwama has come barely 10 hours after civilian protesters helped a group of militants escape a cordon and search operation in the Malangpora village of the same district.

The protesters had clashed with the security forces late on Sunday evening forcing them to call off the operation near the military air base in Koil.

–IANS

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