Hizb militant killed in south Kashmir’s Pulwama

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Pulwama: A militant of Hizbul Mujahideen outfit was killed today in an encounter with government forces in Babgund area of this south Kashmir district.

In the wee hours today, militants attacked an army Cassiper vehicle in Babgund area of the district, official sources told Kashmir Reader. The army returned the fire leading to a brief encounter.

The militants managed to flee from the spot. However, the army instantly launched a cordon and search operation in the area to prevent militants from fleeing.

“Contact was established with the militants leading to another gunfight. In the exchange of fire one militant was killed,” official sources said.

They identified the slain militant was Shabir Ahmad from Samboora.

Two other militants managed to escape from the spot.