Militant killed in Shopian gunfight

A militant was killed in an ongoing gunfight between security forces and militants hiding in a village in south Kashmir’s Shopian district on Saturday evening.

Police sources said security forces surrounded Barbugh village in Shopian district in the evening following information that militants were hiding there.

“As the security forces tightened the cordon, they were fired at by hiding militants after which an encounter has started there,” police said.

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