Militant killed in a brief shoot out in Rafiabad

Srinagar: An unidentified militant was killed in a brief shootout at Watergam area of Rafiabad in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Friday late evening.

An army officer said that a patrolling party of army’s 32 RR and the militants believed to be two in number had a standoff at Watergam, Rafiabad in Sopore.

In the ensuing gunfight, one militant was killed and his body along with one pistol and three grenades were recovered from the site, the officer said, adding that the identity of the slain and group affiliation is being ascertained.

He said that the search operation in the area is still going on.

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