Srinagar: A Hizb-ul-Mujahideen militant was killed by government forces while a soldier got wounded in an ongoing gun encounter at Kulgam on late Sunday evening.
The slain militant Dawood Ahmad Sheikh of Rishipora Qaimoh was holed up in a residential house at Buchroo village along with another militant in an ongoing gunfight.
“We have tightened the cordon and sealed all the routes so that the holed up militant does not escape,” a police official said.
As the village was cordoned off and gunshots were heard scores of youth came out on the roads and started throwing stones at forces to help the militants escape.
The gunfight between government forces and militants erupted late evening. Police and Army have sealed the entire area and the operation is going on.