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Militant killed, 2-3 more trapped in Kupwara gunfight: IGP

An unidentified militant has been killed in a gunfight that broke out in Kupwara district on Sunday afternoon, officials said.

“Kupwara Police launched a joint operation alongwith Army’s 28RR on the disclosure of an arrested militant Showket Ahmed Sheikh in Lolab area of Kupwara, police said.

“During search of hideouts, the hiding militants fired upon joint search parties and our team also retaliated, in which one militant got killed,” police said.

The gunfight is underway, a senior police said.

Quoting Inspector General of Police (IGP) kashmir zone, Vijay Kumar said that one militant has been killed in the gunfight while two to three militants are trapped in the area.

“#KupwaraEncounterUpdate: Killed #terrorist has been identified as a #Pakistani, linked with proscribed #terror outfit LeT. 2-3 more #terrorists alongwith arrested terrorist trapped in ongoing #encounter: IGP Kashmir,” Kashmir Zone Police tweeted—(KNO)

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