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Militant killed in encounter in south Kashmir

Srinagar: A militant was killed and an army soldier was injured in an encounter at a village in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district, an army official said.

The encounter is still going on, the official said.

The gun-battle in Buchroo village, 75 kms from here, began after some suspected militants fired a few rounds at the security forces who were advancing towards the village.

A police official said security forces have launched a cordon and search operation in the area.