A militant was killed and an army soldier was injured in an encounter at a village in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district, an army official said.
A gun battle had broken broke out between militants and the armed forces on Sunday evening, the army said. The encounter started after security forces received information about the presence of militants in Buchroo village of the district.
The army said that a joint party of police and army had cordoned off the village when it was fired upon by a group of militants hiding in a house. “The operation has been going on since contact with militants was established in the evening,” army spokesperson NN Joshi said.