A militant was killed in an encounter with government forces in Kakapora area of Pulwama in south Kashmir on Saturday during an army operation.
Police said that an encounter broke out between militants and forces in Begumbagh area of Kakapora, in which one militant was killed.
According to reports 55 Rashtriya Rifles men and Special Operation Group personnel had laid an ambush in the area after receiving inputs about the militant movement. “The militant when challenged fired upon the forces and during the retaliatory action he was killed.”
The identity of the slain militant was not immediately established, however, the body of the militant has been retrieved and the encounter has ended, The Tribune reported.
According to local media reports, thousands of people have arrived in the native village of the slain militant when this report was being filed