1 militant killed in encounter in Sopore

Srinagar, Sep 9 (PTI)

An unidentified militant was today killed in an encounter with security forces in Sopore township of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, police said.

Acting on specific intelligence input about the presence of militants in Reban area of Sopore, security forces launched a “cordon and search operation” this morning, a police official said.

When the forces were conducting the search operation, militants opened fire upon them following which the security personnel retaliated, triggering an encounter in which one militant was killed, the officer said.

The identity of the slain militant was being ascertained, he added.

The operation was still going on, he said.