Srinagar: One militant was killed in a gunfight with government forces in Brenpathri forest area of Tral in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district.
A police official said that the forces have recovered a body from the spot while the search operation continues in the area.
The gunfight ensued after a joint team of forces including Army’s 42 RR, paramilitary CRPF and Jammu and Kashmir Police’s SOG launched a search operation in the area following inputs about the presence of militants.
As the searches continued, militants fired upon forces triggering a gunfight, the official said.
They said that the identity of the slain militant is being ascertained.
Meanwhile, a police spokesperson in a statement said that incriminating material including arms & ammunition has been recovered from the site of encounter.