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One militant killed in day-long gun battle in Jammu and Kashmir

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Published on 6 March 2016 5:49 PM GMT

One militant killed in day-long gun battle in Jammu and Kashmir
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Srinagar: In a major success for Indian Army, a militant was gunned down in a 24-hour-long search operation launched by security forces comprising the Army, the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and the Special Operation Group (SOG) of the J&K Police at a village in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Sunday.

“The encounter occurred after the suspected militants open fired at the soldiers”, police said.

Highlights:

  • An Army Jawan was seriously injured while the terrorists fired a few rounds at him.
  • The slain militant has been identified as Dawood Sheikh who was a resident of Kaimoh village in Kulgam district.
  • He was a militant of terror outfit Hizbul Mujahideen.
  • An AK-56 rifle was recovered from the terrorist.
  • “Sheikh was active since last three years and was among the most wanted militants”, said Superintendent of Police (SP) Kulgam Mumtaz Ahmad.
  • At around 1900 hrs, the security forces had launched a door-to-door search operation in pursuit of the terrorists.
  • The militants were said to be holed-up in a house of the locality.

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