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JeM militant killed in Khrew shootout: Police

Srinagar, Nov 25: A militant was killed in a brief shootout in Bathin area of Khrew in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Sunday, police said.

A police spokesperson said that on basis of “credible input” about the presence of militants, a search operation was launched jointly by police and other government forces at Bathien area of Khrew in Awantipora.

“As the searches were going on, the search party was fired upon by the militant. The fire was retaliated leading to a brief exchange of gunfire. Consequently one militant was killed in the exchange of fire. Incriminating materials including arms and ammunition AK 47 Rifle and Magazines were recovered from the killed militant,” the spokesperson said.

He identified the slain militant as a Pakistani codenamed as Waseem, who was affiliated with JeM outfit.