Militant killed in ongoing Pulwama gunfight

SRINAGAR, Jun 18 (Agencies): A militant was killed in a predawn gunfight with security forces in Meej area of Pampore in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Thursday.
The encounter raged after a joint team of police, army’s 50 RR and CRPF launched a cordon-and-search-operation there.
As the joint team of forces approached towards the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon them, triggering a gunfight, officials said.
A senior Police officer said that one militant has been killed in the ongoing encounter and his identity was being ascertained.

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