Militant killed, cop injured in brief shootout at Achabal

Srinagar: Police on Saturday claimed to have killed a militant in a shootout at Achabal area of south Kashmir’s Anantnag district.

A police officer said that militants attacked police post Achabal late this night.

The fire was retaliated triggering off a brief gunfight, he said.

In the shootout, one militant was killed and a policeman suffered injuries, he said.

The body of the militant along with a weapon was recovered, he said.

The injured cop has been hospitilized and his condition is said to be stable, he said.

The officer said that the identity and the group affailation of the slain militant is being ascertained. (GNS)

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