Security forces gun down militant in Kashmir encounter

Published: May 10, 2019

STORY: Security forces in India’s northern Shopian district gunned down a militant during an encounter on Friday (May 10).

The militant was identified as Ishfaq Ahmad and was killed in a gunfight after security forces launched a search operation based on specific information.

Arms and ammunitions were also recovered from the possession of the militant.

Unrest has simmered in Kashmir, home to a separatist movement, for decades. An insurgency that erupted in 1989 against India has eased in recent years, but most Kashmiris yearn for independence and some support the few hundred militants still fighting.

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