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J&K: 1 militant killed in Ganderbal gunbattle

india Updated: Oct 09, 2011 16:55 IST

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One militant was reportedly killed in a fierce gunbattle that broke out on Sunday between security forces and militants in the forest area of Kangan in central Kashmir's Ganderbal district.

Acting on a tip off, Army assisted by police launched search operation in Chattergul forests in Kangan area, 50 kms from Srinagar, on the Srinagar-Leh road, official sources said.

They said contact was established with a group of militants, who opened fire on the security forces.

The security forces returned the firing, triggering a gunbattle, which was going on till last reports came in, the sources said.