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Militant killed in gunfight with security forces with J&K’s Bandipora

PoliticsMilitant killed in gunfight with security forces with J&K's Bandipora

A  militant in the forest was killed in a fierce gun battle with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Bandipora today.

A gunfight erupted between militants and security forces in the forested Chandaji area of North Kashmir’s Bandipora district on Tuesday morning.

A senior police officer told the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), that As the security forces approached the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon them, which was retaliated, triggering an encounter.

He also said that a joint team of security forces launched a cordon and search operation after “specific inputs” about the presence of militants in the forest area of Chandaji.

Meanwhile, Jammu Kashmir police in a Tweet also confirmed that the encounter has started at Chandaji area of Bandipora. “Police and security forces are on the job. Further details shall follow,” the police Tweeted—(KNO).

The identity of the slain militant remains unknown at this time.

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