Militant killed in Shopian gunfight, searches on

Militant killed in Shopian gunfight, searches on

A militant was killed in a gunfight with the security forcesin south Kashmir's Shopian district on Thursday.

The gunfight, third in a day, broke out after the forceslaunched a cordon and search operation in Handew village of the district.

Reports said a militant was killed in the brief gunfight."Firing has stopped. Searches are still on at the gunfight site," said anofficial.

Earlier, three militants, an army soldier and a civilianwere killed in a gunfight in Pulwama district while another gunfight isunderway in Kupwara district.

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