Militant killed in Kupwara gunfight

Security forces had cordoned off Warnow village in Kupwara following information about some guerrillas hiding there

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Srinagar, Oct 24: One separatist militant was killed in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday in a gunfight with security forces in Kupwara district, police said.

Security forces had cordoned off Warnow village in Kupwara following information about some guerrillas hiding there.

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"When the security forces closed in on one of the houses, where the militant was hiding, he fired upon them triggering an encounter in which the militant was killed," a senior police officer said.

The exact identity of the slain militant is still being established, police said.

IANS

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