Militant, four security personnel killed in J&K gunfight

Militant, four security personnel killed in J&K gunfight
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Srinagar: A militant and four security personnel were killed on Wednesday in an ongoing gunfight in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara district, police said. Four militants were killed on Tuesday.

Police sources said two policemen and two soldiers were killed in the nearly 30-hour gunfight which started in Halmatpora forest area on Tuesday.

“The policemen have been identified as Deepak Pandit and Muhammad Yusuf. The operation is still going on,” a source said.

The bodies of three militants were recovered on Tuesday and the fourth was found on Wednesday, while another was killed.

The gunfight started when a group of militants hiding in the Halmatpora forest area fired upon personnel of the Rashtriya Rifles and the state police’s Special Operations Group.

Additional forces were rushed to the site to cordon off the area after the gunfight broke out.