Gunfight breaks out in north Kashmir, one militant killed

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Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir police said that during a search operation for a hideout in north Kashmir’s Lolab area, the hiding militants fired upon the government forces leading to a gunfight.

The police said that the search operation was launched after inputs from an arrested militant Showket Ahmed Sheikh. After the gunfight begin, a militant was killed in the exchange of fire, the police said.

In a tweet, Kashmir Zone Police said: “#KupwaraPolice launched a joint anti-terrorist #operation alongwith Army’s 28RR on the disclosure of an arrested #terrorist Showket Ahmed Sheikh in Lolab area of #Kupwara.”

“During search of hideouts, hiding #terrorists fired upon joint search parties and our team also retaliated, in which one #terrorist got killed. The arrested terrorist also got trapped. #Encounter in progress,” they added.

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