Srinagar: A militant was Saturday killed in an encounter between government forces and four to five top Hizbul Mujahideen militants who were holed up in a house in Tral on the city outskirts.
Official sources said special forces of army were deployed to carry out a combing operation in the area.
The gunfight broke out late this evening after forces cordoned off the house.
The body of a Pakistani militant has been recovered and search is on for others, they said.
Curfew has been clamped in the area, as protesters had gathered near the encounter site. A CRPF soldier’s rifle was snatched by them, they said.
Half of the house was brought down by the forces but militants were still firing on them. PTI