Srinagar: One foreign guerrilla has been killed in the ongoing gunfight between the security forces and the guerrillas in Kashmir's Ganderbal district, police said in Srinagar.

"So far, a foreign militant has been killed in the ongoing operation started by 24 Rashtriya Rifles and the state police in Chattergul forest area on Saturday," a senior police officer told.

"Security forces have also used the assistance of helicopters to trace the movements of the  militants in the area," he said. Chattergul is 40 km from Srinagar.

The gunfight started on Saturday morning, when based on an information, the troops surrounded the Chattergul forest area.

When the militants were challenged, they started firing at the security forces triggering an encounter.There is no official word so far on whether the group of guerrillas had recently infiltrated into the Kashmir Valley or had been operating in the area since long.

(Agencies)

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