SRINAGAR: A militant was today killed in an encounter between security forces and four to five top Hizbul Mujahideen militants who were holed up in a house in Tral on the city outskirts.
Officials sources said special forces of army were deployed to carry out a combing operation in the area.
The gunfight broke out late this evening after security forces cordoned off the house.
The body of a Pakistani militant has been recovered and search is on for others, they said.
Curfew has been clamped in this area, 10 km from here, as protesters had gathered near the encounter site. A CRPF jawan’s rifle was snatched by them, they said.
Half of the house was brought down by the security forces but militants were still firing on them.
Poster boy of banned Hizbul Mujahideen terror outfit Burhan Wani belong to this area. (AGENCIES)