One militant killed in Tral gunfight: Police

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Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir police on Wednesday said that a militant was killed in a gunfight between forces and militants in Branpatri area of  south Kashmir’s Tral.

In a statement issued here a police spokesman said a cordon & search operation was launched jointly by police and government forces at Branpatri, forest area of Tral in Awantipora.

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“During search operation, hiding militants fired on the search party. The fire was retaliated leading to an encounter.” The spokesman said.

Adding that in the ensuing encounter, one militant was killed and the body was retrieved from the site of encounter. “The identity and affiliation of the killed militant is being ascertained.” He said.

He said that incriminating material including arms & ammunition has been recovered from the site of encounter.