Militant killed in ongoing Bandipora gunfight

Srinagar: An unidentified militant has been killed in an ongoing gunfight at Aragam area of north Kashmir’s Bandipora district on Thursday, sources said.

Sources told GNS that army, police cordoned off the Chitti-Bandi village near in Aragam of the district following specific information about the hiding of some militants.

The forces, as such, intensified the cordon-and-search operation and fired several warning shots towards the suspected spot, the sources said, adding that the militants opened fire, triggering off an encounter.

So far one rebel has been killed, he said.

When reports last came in, the gunfight was going on in the area.

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