Militant killed in encounter in Kashmir



Srinagar: A militant was on Friday killed in an encounter between ultras and security forces in a forest in frontier Kupwara district of north Kashmir, police said.

The encounter started on Thursday evening when security forces, acting on specific information, launched a search operation to flush out militants in Mouldari forest area of Handwara, 80 km from Srinagar, the police said.

An unidentified militant was killed in exchange of gun fire on Friday morning, they said. The gunfight continued when reports last came in, the police said.

PTI