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One policeman killed in J&K

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Srinagar, Nov 16 (IANS) A local policeman was killed on Wednesday in a gunfight between the security forces and militants in Baramulla district of north Kashmir, police said.

"Following specific information, about a group of militants hiding in the forest area of Zaloora near Sopore town, security forces launched an operation," a senior police officer told IANS.

"As the security forces, including troops of 20 Rashtriya Rifles and Special Operations Group (SOG), closed in on the hiding militants, the insurgents opened indiscriminate fire killing a police constable," he said.

The victim was identified as Muhammad Shafi.

The officer said the operation against the militants was still on.

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