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Militant killed in Srinagar, another one escapes: Police

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Police personnel deployed in Kashmir [FPK File Photo/Zainab]

Srinagar: An unidentified militant was killed in a shootout with the police at Natipora area of Srinagar after attacking a police party while a second militant managed to flee, police said Friday.

Kashmir zone police tweeted: “Militants fired at Srinagar Police team (at Natipora). Police also retaliated. During the ensuing chance #encounter, one militant got neutralised but one escaped. Arms & ammunition recovered. Identification being ascertained.”

A police official said that the “entire area has been sealed and the manhunt has been launched to nab the second militant who managed to flee from the spot”.

Pertinently, the attack on police team comes at a time when armed forces area maintaining ‘highest level of vigil’ in the wake of recent civilian killings.

 

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