Militant killed in gunfight with security forces in Kashmir

The shootout began between the militants hiding in a house and the security forces in morning.

Last Updated: Mar 02, 2011, 18:37 PM IST

Srinagar: A local militant was killed
while a jawan received minor injuries in a day-long gunfight
with security forces in Awantipora area of Pulwama district in
south Kashmir on Wednesday.

"One militant has been killed and his body has been
recovered, while searches are on for his associates, if any,"
SP (Awantipora) Mohammad Irshad said.

Army and police cordoned off Dadsar village in
Awantipora, 30 km from here, last night following information
about the presence of militants in the area.

The shootout began between the militants hiding in the
house of one Ghulam Mohammad Mir and the security forces at
around 10 am, sources said.

As the militants put up a stiff resistance, the
security forces blasted the house this evening after which the
hostile firing stopped, the sources said.

The deceased militant has been identified as Shabir
Ahmad, a resident of nearby Tral area.

The sources said a security jawan sustained minor
injuries during the operation.