Militant killed in encounter near Srinagar

Srinagar: An unidentified militant was killed in an encounter with the security forces on the outskirts of Srinagar on Saturday, police said.

The security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Ranbirgarh area in the morning following inputs about the presence of militants there, a police official said.

The forces retaliated when the ultras fired upon them. A militant was killed in the gunfight, the official said.

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The identity and group affiliation of the militant was being ascertained. The operation is going on and further details were awaited, he added.

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