Militant killed in encounter in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara

Srinagar: An unidentified militant was killed in an overnight encounter with security forces in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district.

The ultra was killed in a gunbattle with security forces in Sheikhpura area of Lalpora, 100km from Srinagar, an army official said on Wednesday. He said the operation was in progress when reports last came in.

Security forces launched a massive search operation in Sheikhpura village on Tuesday following a brief exchange of firing with the militants.