A militant was killed in a gunfight with government forces at Hafoo Reshipora area of Tral in south Kashmir Pulwama district on Tuesday.
Police said a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) was launched following inputs about the presence of militants in the area.
As the searches were going on, police said the militant upon the search party. The fire was retaliated, triggering a gunfight in which a militant was killed.
“The militant’s body was retrieved from the site of encounter. His identity and affiliation is being ascertained,” police said.
“Incriminating materials including arms and ammunition were recovered from the site of encounter.’
A case has been registered and started investigation in the matter, police said.
In a statement, police appealed people not to venture inside the encounter zone till the area is completely sanitized and cleared of all the explosives materials if any.