Shopian gunfight: One militant killed, trooper injured

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A militant has been killed while as a trooper was injured in the ongoing gunfight with militants in Hatipora area of South Kashmir’s Shopian district on Saturday.

Official sources told GNS that one militant has been killed while as a trooper was injured. The soldier has been removed to hospital and when this report was filed, status of his condition was awaited.

Meanwhile family of a 14 year-old militant who is believed to be trapped has been brought to gunfight site to persuade him to surrender.

The gunfight had ensued after a joint team of Police and army’s 34 RR launched a cordon and search operation in Hadipora amid specific information about the presence of the militants.

As the joint team approached the suspected spot inside orchards, the hiding militants fired upon them which was retaliated, triggering off the gunfight. (GNS)

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