Srinagar, An unidentified militants was killed in an encounter with security forces in the south Kashmir district of Pulwama, police said.

Acting on specific information about the presence of militants, troops of Rashtriya Rifles (RR), Special Operation Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir police and CRPF launched a joint Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) at Khrew, Pampore in Pulwama in the wee hours of Friday, a police spokesperson said.

When the security forces were moving towards a particular area, militants hiding there, fired at them with automatic weapons. Security forces retaliated, ensuing an encounter, he said, adding that one unidentified militant was killed in the encounter. 

The operation was going on when the last reports came in, he added.

Meanwhile, additional security forces have been deployed in the adjoining areas to prevent any law and order problem.

(Agencies)