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Unidentified militant slain in Shopian gunfight, military operation continues

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

The armed forces launched a cordon-and-search operation in the Zeipora area of the Shopian district after getting information about the presence of militants there, a police official said.

He said the search operation turned into an encounter after militants opened fire on the security forces drawing retaliation.

One unidentified militant has been killed so far, the official said, adding that the operation was going on when the last reports came in.

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