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Militant killed, another surrendered in military operation in Noorpora Awantipora, says police

Awantipora: A militant was killed while another surrendered before the armed forces personnel in a military operation against militants in Noorpora village of Awantipora belt in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Monday.

Official sources said that one militant was killed in an initial exchange of fire while as the other surrendered before the armed forces personnel.

They said his family was taken to the spot, who along with Police and Army repeatedly asked him to surrender and after hectic efforts, he accepted the offer and surrendered.

He further added that the militant who surrendered hails from Awantipora area and was missing from last one month while as the militant who was killed also hails from the same belt and was active from almost one year after getting training in Pakistan.

The operation began after a joint team of Police, Army’s 42 RR and CRPF launched a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) on specific information about the presence of militants in Noorpora village of Awantipora area.

As the joint team approached towards the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon them triggering an operation.

This year so far, 190 militants have been killed including top commanders of Hizbul Mujahideen, Lashkar-e-Toiba and Jaish-e-Muhammad in various operations.

 

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