A militant has been killed in an encounter that is underway in Handwara, Jammu and Kashmir with security forces.
A joint team of 21 Rashtriya Rifles and Handwara Police have been engaged in a fierce gunbattle since last night with a group of militants hidden in the area.
On specific information about presence of militants, the security forces cordoned the area.
When they were searching houses, the militants opened fire and one was killed in the firing that ensured.