Indian security kill unidentified militant in Kashmir
Indian security forces stand guard in the streets during curfew on October 11, 2008 in Srinagar, Kashmir. Shops and schools were also shut in a civil demonstration to protest a visit by the Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. Photograph: (Getty)
An unidentified militant was today killed in an encounter with security forces in a village in Pulwama district of south Kashmir, police said.
Security forces this evening launched an anti-militancy operation after receiving a tip off about their presence at Begumbagh village in Kakapora area, 25 kilometres from Srinagar, a police official said.
Hiding militants opened fire on noticing the security forces who retaliated, triggering a gunbattle, he said.
One militant was killed in the gunbattle, the official said, adding the identity and group affiliation of the slain militant is being ascertained.