Militant killed in Kashmir gunfight

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Srinagar, Nov 20 (IANS) A local militant was killed on Monday in a gunfight with the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district, police said.

Security forces laid a cordon around Chopan Mohalla in Tral area following information about the presence of militants.

“As the security forces closed in on the hiding militants, they fired at the surrounding security forces triggering an encounter in which one militant identified as Adil Chopan was killed”, police said, adding that the operation was still going on.

–IANS

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