A Pakistani militant was killed in an encounter on Saturday between security forces and 4-5 Hizbul Mujahideen militants who were holed up in a house in Tral on the outskirts of Srinagar, official sources said.
The sources said special forces of the army were deployed to carry out a combing operation. The gunfight broke out late on Saturday evening after security forces cordoned off the house.
The body of a Pakistani militant has been recovered and search is on for others, they said.
Curfew has been clamped in the area, 10 km from Srinagar, as protesters gathered near the encounter site. A CRPF jawan’s rifle was snatched by them, they said.
Half of the house was brought down by the security forces but militants were still firing on them.
Hizbul Mujahideen’s Burhan Wani belonged to this area.