Another militant killed in Kupwara encounter; toll 7

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An unidentified militant died in a gunfight with forces on Friday in Waderbala village of Handwara, taking the death toll of militants to seven in three different encounters in past 24 hours in Kupwara district.

The gunfight was going on in Waderbala since yesterday afternoon.

“One unidentified militant has been killed. A search operation is going on, however, the exchange of gunfire has stopped,” said a police official.

Late last night, he said that six militants – all unidentified – were killed in separate encounters in Lolab and Drugmulla areas of the district.

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