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Militant killed in encounter in north Kashmir

An unidentified militant was killed in a gun battle with security forces in Gurez area of Bandipora district in Jammu and Kashmir, defence sources said here.



Srinagar: An unidentified militant was
killed in a gun battle with security forces in Gurez area of
Bandipora district in Jammu and Kashmir, defence sources said
here.
Troops of 36 Rashtriya Rifles spotted an armed
militant in Razdan pass on Bandipora-Gurez road, 100 kms from
here during a routine patrol, the sources said.

They said the militant opened fire on the soldiers,
who retaliated.

In the ensuing encounter, the militant was killed, the
sources added.
One AK rifle, a magazine and a map was recovered from
the possession of the slain militant, whose identity and group
affiliation could not be ascertained so far, the sources said.

PTI

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