An unidentified militant was killed on Thursday in an encounter with security forces in Kulgam district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said.
Acting on specific inputs about the presence of militants in Chawalgam area of Kulgam in south Kashmir, security forces launched a cordon and search operation there, a police official said.
As the forces were conducting the searches in the area, the militants fired upon them, he said.
The forces retaliated leading to an encounter in which a militant was killed, the official said.
He said the identity and group affiliation of the slain ultra was being ascertained.