Srinagar, April 10: One militant was killed and a soldier was injured in the ongoing gunfight in Hatipora area of South Kashmir’s Shopian district on Saturday.

“One unidentified (militant) killed. Operation going on. Further details shall follow,” police said in a tweet. .

Official sources said that injured soldier was removed to hospital and when this report was filed, status of his condition was awaited.

The gunfight had ensued after a joint team of Police and army’s 34 RR launched a cordon and search operation in Hatipora amid specific information about the presence of the militants.

As the joint team approached the suspected spot inside orchards, the hiding militants fired upon them which was retaliated, triggering off the gunfight.

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