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Unidentified militant killed in Pulwama, operation underway

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Operation was halted due to evacuation of civilians, 2-3 JeM militants, including foreigner trapped: IGP Kashmir

PULWAMA: An unidentified militant has been killed in an ongoing gunfight at Mitrigam area of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Wednesday, an official said.

A top police officer said that one militant has been killed as the body is visibly lying near the encounter site. However, identity is yet to be ascertained as a gunfight is in progress in the area.

Meanwhile, earlier quoting IGP Kashmir, the Kashmir Zone Police Tweeted, ” 2-3 militants, including foreign militant of JeM outfit trapped inside the cordon. Ops were halted for the evacuation of civilians. 01 soldier injured. Precautions are being taken to avoid collateral damage. Trapped militants will be neutralized at the earliest”.

Earlier a joint team of police and army launched a cordon and search operation in the area.

As the joint team of forces zeroed towards the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired on the joint team, which was retaliated triggering off a gunfight.(GNS)

 

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