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Srinagar,: An unidentified militant has been killed in an ongoing encounter at Nawa Kadal area of downtown Sriangar while as operation is on, police said.

Inspector General of Police Kashmir zone, Vijay Kumar said that one militant has been killed and the operation is on.

Police sources earlier said that one CRPF man and a JK police man sustained injuries in the initial exchange of gunfire that broke out at around 2 am. There had been a complete lull from 2:30 am to 9 am. “Contact was established again with the militants at 9 am again,” police sources said.

A residential structure has also been damaged in the exchange of firing between militants and the government forces. This is the first encounter post Abrogation of Article 370 on August 5 last year in Kashmir. Police sources revealed that there is a possibility of presence of one more militant.

“This is a deliberate operation and we are going slow to ensure there is no collateral damage. The area is congested and we are taking full time to ensure no damage to life and property of civilians,” a police official, overseeing the operation said—(KNO)

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