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Militant killed in Pulwama gunfight

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Anantnag: A militant was killed in an encounter at Kangan area of Pulwama in South Kashmir on Friday afternoon.

Sources told that a militant believed to be a local was killed in the operation.  Search operation is underway, they said.

A police office while confirming the killing and said that the identity of the slain is being ascertained.

Earlier, SSP Pulwama Mohammad Aslam Choudary had told media that a cordon-and-search operation was launched by a joint team of army’s 55 RR, police, and CRPF at Kangan orchards following inputs about the presence of some militants.

As the joint party approached the suspected spot, the militants hiding in the area opened fire triggering off an encounter, the officer had said.

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