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Unidentified militant slain in encounter with armed forces in Kulgam

An unidentified militant was slain in an encounter with armed forces in the Kulgam district of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday, police said.

Armed forces launched a cordon and search operation in the Aharbal area of the south Kashmir district following inputs about the presence of militants there, a police official said.

As the forces were conducting searches in the area, militants fired upon them, he said.

The forces retaliated, ensuing an encounter in which one militant was slain, the official added.

The identity and group affiliation of the slain ultra are being ascertained, he said, adding that the operation is in progress.

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