jammu and Kashmir Encounter - One militant killed

Srinagar, July 25:(GNS) One militant has been killed in an ongoing encounter in Ranbirgarh area in outskirts of Central Kashmir's Srinagar district on Saturday. Inspector General of Police Kashmir Vijay Kumar IPS told GNS that one militant has been killed in an ongoing encounter, however, the identity of the militant is yet to be ascertained. In intial exchange of firing one army soldier was also injured (Bullet in leg). The injured solidier has been shifted to 92 Base hospital for further treatment. Pertinently, 137 militants has been killed so far this year in the Valley. Earlier, a joint team of Police and army's 29RR launched a cordon and search operation in Ranbirgarh on a specific information. As the joint team of forces approached towards the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon them, triggering off an gunfight.(GNS)

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