Srinagar: A militant was killed Tuesday in a gunfight with government forces in Handwara area of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district, an Army official said.
Forces launched a cordon and search operation at Hongnikote in Haphruda forest area of Handwara, following information about presence of militants there, the official said.
He said during searches, the militants opened fire on forces who retaliated, triggering a gunbattle.
The official said one militant has been killed so far and the operation was still in progress. PTI