Srinagar: A militant was killed in a gunfight with government forces in Hajin area of Bandipora district of north Kashmir, police said on Thursday.
Government forces launched a cordon and search operation in Shakurdin area of Hajin this morning following information about the presence of militants there, police sources said.
They said the search operation turned into an encounter after militants opened firing towards forces triggering a gunfight.
An unidentified militant was killed in the gunfight, police said adding the firing has stopped now.
Local sources said that scores of youth pelted stones on forces near the gunfight site and the clashes between protesters and forces were going on.