Policeman, militant killed in Kashmir gun-battle

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Srinagar, Oct 20 (UNI) A policeman and a militant were killed in a gun-battle in Sopore area of Baramulla district in north Kashmir today, police said.

Deputy Inspector General of Police, Baramulla, Dr B Srinivas said police received specific information regarding presence of militants at Malmapanpora village in apple-rich Sopore town.

Acting on the tip off, police launched an operation in the area during which militants fired upon them, he added.

In the ensuing gun-battle a militant was killed by the police and two policemen also received injuries, he added.

Later one of the injured policemen succumbed to injuries, Dr Srinivas said.


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