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Kulgam gunfight over; Hizb militant, soldier killed

An army spokesperson confirmed that an army soldier and a militant were killed in the firefight that erupted today morning in Nowbug Kund village of Devsar after government forces launched a cordon-and-search operation in the area.
Khalid Gul
Srinagar | Posted : Nov 14 2017 12:38PM | Updated: Nov 14 2017 7:20PM
Kulgam gunfight over; Hizb militant, soldier killed
Kulgam gunfight over: Hizb militant, soldier killed (Mir Wasim/GK)

An army man and a militant were killed in a gunfight in Kulgam district of south Kashmir on Tuesday. A soldier and a policeman were wounded in the gunfight.

An army spokesperson confirmed that an army soldier and a militant were killed in the firefight that erupted today morning in Nowbug Kund village of Devsar after government forces launched a cordon-and-search operation in the area.

“As the forces approached the suspected spot, the hiding militants opened fire, which was retaliated,” said an official.

He said the militants managed to slip away after exchanging fire. “However, contact was established again with the militants and a gunfight ensued that lasted for several hours,” he said.

In the gunfight, a militant of Hizb-ul-Mujahideen identified as Muzamil Mansoor was killed. A soldier was killed and another soldiers and a policeman were injured in the firefight.

Mansoor, a resident of Badroo Yaripora, was an engineering graduate. He had been active since past over three years.

“Firing has stopped. However, a search operation is on,” said the official.

Authorities suspended Internet services in south Kashmir areas and ordered the suspension of train service for the day after the gunfight started.