Militant killed in gun battle in Bandipora

KT NEWS SERVICE. Dated: 11/11/2019 2:49:51 PM

SRINAGAR, Nov 10: Security forces killed a militant in a village in Bandipora district of north Kashmir during an operation on Sunday, officials said.
A gunfight between security forces and militants was still underway in Lawdara village, about 55 km from Srinagar.
The encounter started when security forces launched a search operation following specific information about the presence of some militants, the officials said.
They said the militants opened fire on the security personnel, who retaliated, and in the ensuing gunfight, a militant was killed.
The identity and group affiliation of the militant killed is yet to be ascertained, the officials said.
Additional security forces have been rushed from nearby camps to further cordon off the area to foil any attempt by militants to escape.



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