Militant killed in J&K encounter in Lolab area

An unidentified militant was killed this evening in a gunfight with security forces in Lolab area of north Kashmir's Kupwara district, police said.

PTI| Last Updated: Jun 29, 2016, 00:32 AM IST

Srinagar: An unidentified militant was killed this evening in a gunfight with security forces in Lolab area of north Kashmir's Kupwara district, police said.

Acting on specific information about the presence of militants near the forest area at Lolpora in Lolab, a joint team of police and army cordoned off the area and launched a search operation, a police official said.

He said as the forces were conducting the search operation, the militants fired upon them, leading to an encounter.

So far, one unidentified militant has been killed, the official said, adding the encounter is going on.