Guerrilla killed in Kashmir gunfight
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Last Updated: Tuesday, July 17, 2012, 13:18
Srinagar: Security forces Tuesday killed a separatist guerrilla in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district and recovered an AK-47 assault rifle from his possession, police here said.

"Troopers of (counter-insurgency force) 6 Rashtriya Rifles and state police cordoned off an area of Zachaldara forests in Kupwara district following reports about the presence of militants there," a police officer told news agency.

"When asked to surrender, the hiding militants opened fire on the security forces, triggering a gunfight which has now ended. One militant has been killed in the gunfight. One AK-47 rifle has been recovered from the possession of the slain militant whose exact identity is being established. Searches are still on in the area," the officer said.


First Published: Tuesday, July 17, 2012, 13:18

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