A militant was killed after a gunfight breaks out between militants and government forces in Machama Bagander hamlet of Tral area of South Kashmir's Awantipora on Thursday.
A senior police officer said that in intial exchange of firing one militant has been killed and operation is still underway. The identity of the slain militant is yet to be ascertained.
According to the reports, a joint team of police and army's 42 RR launched a cordon-and-search-operation in Machama Tral.
As the joint team encircled the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon them. The fire was retaliated by the joint team, triggering off a gunfight.(GNS)