Srinagar, Jun 30: A militant was killed by security forces on Sunday in an encounter in the central Kashmir district of Badgam, official sources said.
Meanwhile, internet service was suspended in Badgam as a precautionary measure to prevent rumours, he said troops of Rashtriya Rifles (RR), Special Operation Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir police and CRPF acting on a tip-off about the presence of militants at village Bugam, Badgam, launched a joint search operation early on Sunday morning.
All the exit points were sealed and house-to-house searches launched.
However, when the security forces were moving towards a particular area in the village, militants hiding there opened indiscriminate firing with automatic weapons.
Troops also retaliated ensuing in an encounter. A militant was so far killed, official sources said, adding the operation was still going on when the reports last came in. (UNI)