Militant killed in encounter with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian

By PTI

SRINAGAR: An encounter broke out between security forces and militants in Bandipora district of Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday, police said.

Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Watnira area of Bandipora in north Kashmir following inputs about the presence of militants there, a police official said.

He said the search operation turned into an encounter after the militants fired upon the forces, who retaliated.

The exchange of fire is going on and further details are awaited, the official said.