One militant killed in Kokernag gunfight; 3 escape

One militant killed in Kokernag gunfight; 3 escape

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Slain militant Furqan Wani of Khudwani Bijbehara.
Slain militant Furqan Wani of Khudwani Bijbehara.

Srinagar: A militant has been killed while three others escaped in a gunfight which raged in Pahlipora Jungle of Kokernag this morning. The encounter which started between militants and government forces early Tuesday morning resulted in the killing of one militant Mohammad Furqan Wani S/O: Ghulam Mohammad Wani  a resident of Bijbehara area of Anantnag district, sources said. Another militant Mohammad Ashraf Khan of Sagam Kokernag and his two other accomplices have managed to fled the area. Police said that the search operation is still going on in the area which is 16 km away from Kokernag.

The encounter started early Tuesday morning after search operation was started in the area. The firing from the militants led to a gunbattle after which the militant was killed.