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Militant killed in Awantipora military Op identified, says police

Armed forces personnel walk near military operation site in Awantipora. [FPK Photo/ Qayoom Khan]

Awantipora: A Lashker-e-Taiba militant was killed in a military operation in Charsoo village in Awantipora area in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Tuesday, police said.

“Based on a specific input generated by Police regarding presence of (militant) in village Charsoo of Awnatipora, a joint cordon and search operation was launched by Police, (army’s) 42RR and 130 battalion CRPF  in the area,” a police spokesperson said in a statement.

“As the search party proceeded towards the suspected spot, the hiding (militant) fired indiscriminately upon the search party which was retaliated effectively, leading to the operation,” he said.

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