Anantnag/ Baramulla: A Hizbul Mujahideen militant was killed in a gunfight with government forces in Gadoora village of Pulwama district on Tuesday.
The deceased has been identified as Bilal Ahmad Bhat of Karimabad, Pulwama.
Clashes erupted in the village during the encounter between police and hundreds of youths who were making efforts to help the militants, cornered by the government forces, escape.
The youths tried to divert the attention of the forces by pelting them with stones and by marching towards the site where militants were exchanging fire with the government forces comprising police and army. However, police dispersed them by firing dozens of teargas canisters.