Srinagar: A militant was reportedly killed by security forces in an encounter which ensued during a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in north Kashmir district of Bandipora on Thursday, official sources said.
They said on a tip off about the presence of militants Rashitriya Rifles (RR), Special Operation Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir police and CRPF launched a joint search operation at Shookbaba, Bandiporal.
However, when the security forces were sealing the area, militants opened fire with automatic weapons, they said adding security forces also retaliated ensuing in an encounter. A militant was reportedly killed so far in the encounter, they said adding the body was yet to recover.
Sources said four to five militants were hiding in the area when the operation was launched. Further details are awaited, sources added.