Srinagar: A Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) militant was killed in an encounter with security forces in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday. The slain ultra has been identified as Sabir Ahmad Dar.
A police official informed that acting on inputs about the presence of militants in the area security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Babgund area of the south Kashmir district during the night.
Later, the search operation turned into a gunfight as the militant opened fire on the forces. The militant was killed during the exchange of fires which continued till morning.
Some arms and ammunition have been recovered from the encounter site and the operation has been called off, added the police official.