Militant killed by Indian forces in Pulwama district of J&K

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A militant was killed by security forces in a gun battle at Awantipora in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Friday, police said.

Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in the Banderpora-Rinzipora area of Awantipora in the morning following information about the presence of militants there, a police official said.

The operation turned into an encounter after the militants opened fire at the security forces. In the gun battle that followed, the militant was killed, the official said, adding that he had been identified as Ishfaq Yousuf Wani, a resident of Qoil area of Pulwama.

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