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One militant killed, another surrenders in Awantipora

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Pulwama: One militant was killed while another surrendered before during an encounter that broke out in Noorpora village of Awantipora belt in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Monday.

Official sources said that one militant was killed in an initial exchange of fire while as the other surrendered before the forces.

They said, the family of the militant was taken to the spot, who along with Police and Army repeatedly asked him to surrender and after hectic efforts, he accepted the offer and surrendered before the forces.

The sources said that the militant who surrendered hails from Gulshanpora Tral and was missing from last one month while as the militant who was killed also hails from the same belt and was active from almost one year after getting training in Pakistan.

Earlier, an official said that a joint team of Police, Army’s 42 RR and CRPF launched a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) on specific information about the presence of militants in Noorpora village of Awantipora area.

He said as the joint team of forces approached towards the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon them which was retaliated triggering an encounter.

This year so far, 190 militants have been killed including top commanders of Hizbul Mujahideen, Lashkar-e-Toiba and Jaish-e-Muhammad in various encounters

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