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Militant killed in encounter with security forces in J-K

A militant was on Thursday killed in an encounter with security forces in Malbagh area here in Jammu and Kashmir, police said.

Security forces launched a cordon and search operation near Habak Crossing, following information about the presence of militants there, a police official said.

He said the search operation turned into an encounter after the militants opened fire at the security forces positions. In the exchange of firing, one militant was killed, the official said.

He said the identity and group affiliation of the slain militant is being ascertained. The operation is going on, the official added.

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