South Kashmir: One militant killed in ongoing Verinag gunfight

Anantnag: One militant has been killed in a gunfight with government forces in Nowgam Shahabad area of Verinag in Anantnag district Saturday morning. 

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Reports said that one militant has been killed while his identity is being ascertained. 

The encounter ensued after a cordon-and-search operation was launched by a joint team of Army’s 19 RR, CRPF and Jammu and Kashmir Police’s SOG in the area.

As forces zeroed in on the suspected spot, hiding militants fired upon forces triggering a gunfight, they said.

Meanwhile, authorities have snapped mobile internets services in the district.

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