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Militant flees, another who was active since January slain in Srinagar encounter

A militant who was active since January since this year was slain in a gunfight with armed forces in the Nowgam area of Jammu and Kashmir’s Srinagar on Wednesday, police said.

Armed forces launched a cordon and search operation in Wagoora in Nowgam late on Tuesday night following information about the presence of militants there, a police official said.

The firefight took place on Tuesday night after a joint team of the police and the army cordoned off the area and launched a search operation on the basis of specific information about the presence of terrorists.

The search operation turned into an encounter in which one militant was killed. During the morning hours, officials said that one militant, identified as Uzair Ashraf Dar, active since 2nd January 2021, was killed during the gun battle.

As per officials, two grenades, one pistol along with a magazine and six rounds were recovered from the killed militant.

The police had late on Tuesday said that two militants were trapped.

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