Srinagar: A militant was killed in a gunfight with government forces on Thursday in Batpora, Magam area of north Kashmir’s Handwara.
Police confirmed the killing of a militant in a tweet.
“One terrorist (FT) of proscribed LeT outfit was killed in the #Handwara operation. Weapon and other incriminating materials recovered. Further details to follow,” tweeted Jammu Kashmir police.
Earlier government forces cordoned off Batpora area of Magam in north Kashmir’s Handwara after receiving input about the presence of militants, sources said.
As the forces reached near a particular spot they were fired upon by hiding militants triggering a gunfight, they said.