J&K: Militant killed in encounter in Ganderbal

Srinagar: An unidentified militant was killed in an encounter with security forces in Ganderbal district of Kashmir Valley, a police spokesman said here on Saturday.

Police and army launched a joint operation at Khetimarg in Wangath area of Kangan town, 65 kms from here, late last evening following information about presence of a militant there.

As the security forces began searches in the area, a militant opened fire on them. The exchange of firing between the two sides ended in the killing of the lone militant hiding in the area.

An AK 47 rifle and some ammunition were recovered from the slain militant.

Police said they were ascertaining the identity and group affiliation of the militant but it seemed that he belonged to Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT).