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Jammu and Kashmir: Militant killed in encounter in Nowgam

08:30 AM Jun 16, 2021 | PTI

Srinagar: An unidentified militant was killed in an encounter with security forces in Nowgam area of Jammu and Kashmir's Srinagar on Wednesday, police said.

Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Wagoora in Nowgam late on Tuesday night following information about the presence of militants there, a police official said.

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The search operation turned into an encounter in which one militant was killed. The identity and group affiliation of the slain militant are being ascertained, he said.

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Search operations are underway in the area as security forces had received information about the presence of two militants, the official said.

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