Government forces during a search operation in Kashmir
Government forces during a search operation in Kashmir (Photo Credit: Reshi Irshad)

SRINAGAR — One militant was killed in an ongoing operation with government forces in Meej Pampore area of Awantipora in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Thursday.

A senior Police officer said that one militant has been killed in the operation. However, he said the identity of the slain militant was yet to be ascertained.

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Earlier, according to the reports reaching here, a joint team of Police, Army’s 50RR and CRPF launched a cordon-and-search-operation in Meej Pampore.

As the joint team approached the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon them. The fire was retaliated by the joint team, triggering off an encounter.

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