Jammu and Kashmir: Militant killed in encounter

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Srinagar: In a latest encounter security forces gunned down a militant in Awantipora area in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Friday.

Police sources said security forces launched a cordon and search operation in the Banderpora-Rinzipora area of Awantipora following information that some militants were holed up in the region.

The sources said the search operation turned into an encounter after the militants fired on the search party of the forces.

The militant was killed in the ensuing gunfight, the official said.

The slain militant was identified as Ishfaq Yousuf Wani, a resident of Qoil area of Pulwama in south Kashmir.

Further details are awaited, police sources said.

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