Militant killed in encounter in J-K

Srinagar: A militant was killed today in a gunfight with security forces in Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said.

The militant was killed in a brief encounter in Sopore township of the north Kashmir district, a police official said. He said the identity and group affiliation of the slain militant is awaited.

The encounter broke out when security forces, on a specific information, launched a search and cordon operation in the town to flush out hiding militant, the official said.