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Militant killed in ongoing encounter on Srinagar outskirts

Security personnels cordon off an area in Nowgam area of Srinagar. File photo   | Photo Credit: NISSAR AHMAD

A militant was killed in a gunfight which began on Tuesday night with a search party of security forces in Srinagar's Wagoora area.

“One militant has been killed in the ongoing gunfight. Identity of the slain militant is yet to be ascertained,” the police said.

Earlier, a police spokesman said the encounter broke out at Wagoora, Nowgam area of Srinagar. “Two terrorists are trapped. The security forces are on the job,” he said.

The operation is being carried out by the personnel of the police and the CRPF.

The militants were apparently hiding in a residential area when they were encircled during a search operation, launched after a tip-off.

“A contact was established with the militants, who opened fire,” an official said.

There are no reports of any casualties. The police could not immediately identify the trapped militants and their affiliation.

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