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1 killed in gunfight in J&K

Srinagar: One militant was killed and an army soldier was injured on Tuesday in a gunfight between militants and the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir, a police officer said.

“Security forces surrounded Parray Mohalla in Hajin area of Kashmir’s Bandipora district on Tuesday morning following information about militant presence in the village,” the officer said .

When security forces were tightening the cordon, they were fired upon triggering the gunfight, he added.

“One militant was killed and one army soldier injured in this encounter,” he said.

Firing exchanges have stopped, but a combing operation is on in the area.