Budgam: A Jaish militant has been killed in an encounter at Nowhal – Charar-e-Shareef area of Central Kashmir’s Budgam district on Tuesday.
Police sources said that, one militant affiliated with militant outfit JeM was killed and, his identification is being ascertained.
The gunfight ensued after a joint team of the CRPF, police and army launched a search and cordon operation on Monday.
After the team neared the hiding spot of the suspected militants, they fired upon them. The security forces retaliated, leading to the gunfight.
The security forces maintained a tight vigil around the area in the night and the gunfight resumed in the morning, and ended with the killing of Jaish militant. A CRPF personnel was also injured during Monday’s firing and was taken to an army hospital.