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J&K: Militant killed in Tral gunfight

By Deepika

A militant was killed in ongoing gunfight with security forces in Tral in south Kashmir's Pulwama district on Monday.

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The militant  identified as Adil Chopan has been killed, said the officer, adding that the operation is going on.

Security forces launched a cordon-and-search operation in Gujarbasti forest area of Tral based on information about the presence of militants there, a police official said.

During the search operation, gunshots were heard, the hiding militants opened fire, triggering off an encounter.

A gun battle broke out as the security forces closed in on the position of the militants, the official said.

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