Militant killed in Hajin gunfight: Police

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Srinagar: Police on Thursday said that forces killed a militant in the ongoing gunfight at Hajin area of north Kashmir’s Bandipora district.

Police however did not identify the slain. They said that operation was underway.

Earlier a gunfight between militants and government forces broke out in Hajin area of north Kashmir’s Bandipora.

Police sources said that a joint search party of army and police was fired upon by the hiding militants soon after the search operation was launched in Parra Mohalla of Hajin.

The fire was retaliated which resulted into the exchange of gunfire, they said.

Local sources said that clashes were also going on between protesters and government forces at some distance from the gunfight site.