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Gunfight in Kashmir: One guerrilla member killed

A separatist guerrilla was killed on Saturday in a gunfight with the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district, police said. Exchange of fire was still on in the area. “Security forces surrounded Gundipora village of Pulwama district earlier today following information about presence of a group of militants there. When the hiding militants were challenged, they fired at the security forces, triggering a gun battle," a senior police officer told here.

“A local militant identified as Raqib Bashir of Zadoora village of the same district has been killed so far," he said, adding the operation “is still going on". Security forces have cordoned off the area where the firing took place. The man gunned down by the security forces is believed to be a militant of the Mujahideen. Reports say that one more terrorist is still hiding in the Pulwama district area and the security personnel are conducting a search for the individual.

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