An unidentified militant was killed in an encounter with security forces near the Line of Control (LoC) in Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir, a defence spokesman said on Tuesday.
A search party of the army confronted militants late last night at Badi Behak in Nowgam sector, 120 kms from here, triggering a gunbattle, the spokesman said.
An ultra was killed in the encounter but the identity and group affiliation of the deceased could not be ascertained.
Official sources said troops of one Naga regiment launched the search operation in the area after receiving a tip off about presence of militants, believed to have sneaked from across the LoC recently.
The body of the slain militant was handed over to police this morning, the sources said.
Some arms and ammunition were recovered from the possession of the deceased, they said, adding that the search operation in the area was still on.