Militant killed in Kashmir gunfight, firing on

Srinagar: A militant was killed during an ongoing gunfight on Sunday between government forces and militants in a village in Pulwama district of south Kashmir, police said.

“Following specific information about the presence of some militants in Ladoo village of Pulwama district near Pampore town, security forces started an operation today (Sunday).

“When a cordon was being laid around the place where militants were reportedly hiding, forces were fired upon. The security forces retaliated and a gunfight started in the area,” a senior police officer told IANS here.

militantOne militant has so far been killed, the officer said, adding reinforcements have been rushed to the area to augment the strength of the security forces engaged in the operation.

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