Jammu and Kashmir: Local militant killed in encounter with security forces in Awantipora

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Srinagar | Published: January 7, 2020 11:26:23 AM

he security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Churswoo village of Awantipora in the early hours of Tuesday following a information about the presence of the militant there, they said.

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A local militant was killed on Tuesday in an encounter with security forces in Awantipora area of south Kashmir, police said. The security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Churswoo village of Awantipora in the early hours of Tuesday following a information about the presence of the militant there, they said.

The militant been identified as Shahid, a resident of Bijbehara area of Anantnag district, the police said. He was asked to surrender by the security forces but he chose to engage them in a gunbattle, they said, adding that the ultra was killed after a brief exchange of fire.

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