Militant killed in encounter in south Kashmir

Militant killed in encounter in south Kashmir
An unidentified militant was today killed in an encounter with security forces in a village in Pulwama district of south Kashmir, police said. Security forces this evening launched an anti-militancy operation after receiving a tip off about their presence at Begumbagh village in Kakapora area, 25 km from here, a police official said.

Hiding militants opened fire on noticing the security forces who retaliated, triggering a gunbattle, he said.

One militant was killed in the gunbattle, the official said, adding the identity and group affiliation of the slain militant is being ascertained.
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