Fierce encounter in north Kashmir, One militant killed

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Srinagar, Oct 5 (UNI) One militant was killed sofar in a fierce gun battle during search operation in North Kashmir, official sources said today.

They said security forces and Special Operation Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir police launched a joint search operation at Dever Mirigi in the frontier district of Kupwara today following a tip off about the presence of militants.

During the operation militants opened fire with automatic weapons and also hurled grenade, ensuing an encounter.

Sofar one militant was killed, they said, adding operation was still going on.

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