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Militant slain in gunfight in Bandipora forests

A militant was killed in a gunbattle with armed forces in Bandipora district while another encounter was underway in the Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday, police said.

The gunbattle had broken out between the militants and armed forces in Salinder forests of Bandipora earlier in the day, a police spokesperson had said.

Later, in a tweet, the Kashmir Zone police said, “One militant killed, one AK rifle and three magazines recovered. The killed ultra was a part of a newly infiltrated militant group. Search for other two militants is in progress.” The spokesperson said the operation was going on till the last reports arrived.

Another encounter was underway at Marhama in the Bijbehara area of the Anantnag district. There was no report of any casualty in this operation in the south Kashmir district so far.

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