An unidentified militant was killed in an encounter with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Saturday, police said.
Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in the Ashmuji area of the south Kashmir district following information about the presence of militants there, a police official said.
During the operation, the hiding militants fired at the forces, leading to a gunfight, he said, adding one ultra was killed.
The identity and group affiliation of the slain militant is being ascertained, he said.
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The operation is going on and further details are awaited, the official said.