Second militant killed in Hajin gunfight: Police

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Srinagar: Second militant was killed in an ongoing gunfight with government forces in north Kashmir’s Hajin area of Bandipora district on Thursday.

“The body of second terrorist recovered from the encounter site,” police said adding “search continues”.

Earlier a militant was killed in the initial gunfight, police said. Police however did not identify the slain militants immediately.

A gunfight between militants and government forces broke out in Hajin area early today.

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.