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1 militant killed in encounter in Kashmir

January 20, 2014 14:37 IST

One militant was killed in a fierce ongoing encounter in south Kashmir on Monday.

A senior police officer said troops of counter insurgency Rashtriya Rifles and special operations group of the state police jointly surrounded a house in Shampora village near the highway town of Qazigund on Monday on specific information about presence of militants inside it.

“The holed up militants opened fire at the surrounding security forces triggering a gunfight. One militant has been killed so far,” the officer said.

“The operation is still on,” he added.

Mukhtar Ahmad in Srinagar