Militant killed in brief gunfight in Sopore

Srinagar: One militant was killed in brief exchange firing at Hatlangoo area of North Kashmir’s Sopore on Saturday.

A senior Police confirmed to GNS about the killing of militant in a brief exchange of fire. Arms and ammunition was also recovered from his possession, the officer said.

However the identity of the slain militant is yet to be ascertained.

Earlier, army’s 22 RR and SOG had launched a cordon-and-search operation at Hathlangoo village following specific information about the presence of militants inside a residential house.

Meanwhile authorities suspended internet services in Sopore town as a precautionary measure in wake of the search operation.

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