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North Kashmir: Militant killed in Hajin gunfig

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Srinagar:A militant was today killed in a gunfight with the government forces in Hajin area of Bandipora district of Jammu and Kashmir, the police said.

Forces launched a cordon and search operation in Hajin area following information about presence of militants there, a police official said.

He said the search operation turned into an encounter after militants opened fire towards security forces’ positions.

One militant has been killed in the operation, the official said adding searches were still going on.

The identity of the slain militant was not immediately established, he said.