Guerrilla killed in Kashmir gunfight

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Srinagar, July 4: A separatist guerrilla was shot dead so far in an ongoing gunfight between militants and security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Monday, police said.

“Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Wudar Bala (Handwara) village today on specific information that militants were hiding there.

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“When the cordon was tightened, hiding militants opened fire at the security forces triggering the gunfight,” a senior police officer told mediapersons here.

“One militant has been killed so far. The operation is still going on,” the officer added.