Militant group intercepted mid-night in Lolab forests, 1 killed

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Srinagar, April 6: One of the militant among the group who fled yesterday was killed in a fresh gunfight with government forces in Lolab forests of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on wee hours of Wednesday.

Army’s Srinagar based defence official told news agency GNS that a militant has been killed during late night gunfight and his identity is being ascertained.

“Today morning when the searches were launched, the search party recovered the body of the militant along with an AK-47 rifle and other arms and ammunitions”, he said.

The operation in the area is still going on, he said.