Militant killed in Bandipora gunfight: police

Says search on for two more hiding militants.
Militant killed in Bandipora gunfight: police
Army soldiers near the encounter site. [File] Mubashir Khan for Greater Kashmir

Srinagar May 11: Police on Wednesday claimed to have killed a militant in a gunfight in Salinder forest area of north Kashmir's Bandipora district saying search for two hiding militants is going on.

"#BandiporaEncounterUpdate: 01 #terrorist killed. 01 AK rifle, 03 magazines recovered. The killed terrorist was a part of newly infiltrated #terror group. Search for other 02 terrorists is in progress, "IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar said in a statement.

The encounter is believed to have broken out after security forces cordoned the forest area following a tip off about the presence of militants.

A second encounter is underway in Marhama area of Bijbehara in south Kashmir's Anantnag district.

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