SRINAGAR, Jammu and Kashmir

A militant was killed in a shoot-out with security forces in Indian-administered Kashmir on Friday, a police officer said. 

The shoot-out took place in the Rafiabad area in northern Baramulla district during a cordon-and-search operation, according to police officer Javaid Iqbal.

He identified the militant as Muddasir Ahmad and said he had joined the Lashkar-e-Taiba group just eight days ago.

This was the second such shoot-out in Indian-administered Kashmir this week.

On Monday, the Indian army claimed to have killed two militants in Reban village in the southern Shopian district.

So far this year, at least

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