One militant killed as encounter in north Kashmir’s Sopore ends

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Srinagar: One militant was killed in brief exchange firing at Hatlangoo area of North Kashmir’s Sopore on Saturday afternoon.

A senior Police confirmed about killing of militant in a brief exchange of firing. Arms and ammunition was also recovered from his possession, the officer said.

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However the identity of the slain militant is yet to be ascertained.

Earlier, army’s 22 RR and SOG have launched a cordon-and-search operation at Hathlangoo village following specific information about the presence of militants inside a residential house.

Meanwhile authorities suspended internet services in Sopore town as a precautionary measure in wake of this search operation. (GNS)