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Militant slain in Poonch gunfight

A militant was killed in a gunfight with armed forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district on Tuesday, officials said.

The Army and the Jammu and Kashmir police launched an operation after receiving specific intelligence inputs about the presence of armed militants in the Behramgala area of Poonch, an Indian army spokesperson said.

During the operation in the early hours of Tuesday, the militants attempted to flee after opening fire at the armed forces, he added.

The troops retaliated, resulting in an encounter, in which one militant was killed, the defense spokesperson said.

One AK-47 rifle, four magazines, and pouches were seized from the encounter site, he added.

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