An unidentified militant was killed in an encounter with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag district early on Tuesday.
While the Indian Army said that the militant has been killed, police are yet to confirm the recovery of any body from the encounter site in Kalhal village of Kokernag.
The encounter started when a joint party of the state police and the army cordoned Kalhal, approximately 70 km from summer capital Srinagar.
“There were inputs about the presence of militants and we cordoned the village on Monday evening. The encounter ensued on early Tuesday in which one militant has been killed,” army spokesperson NN Joshi said.
An official in the police control room of Anantnag said the encounter is over.
“The encounter has finished but we have not recovered anything till now. The searches are going on,” he said.
Kashmir has been under tight security to ensure that the Republic Day passes peacefully in the Valley. Separatists have called for a state-wide shutdown urging people to observe the day as “black day”.