SRINAGAR: A Pakistani militant belonging to terrorist outfit Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) was killed by the security forces in an encounter today in the Handwara area of Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said.
A foreign militant, belonging to the LeT, was killed in the encounter at Batpora in Handwara in north Kashmir, a police official said.
The body of the Pakistani militant was recovered from the encounter site along with a weapon and other incriminating material, he said.
More details about the identity of the slain militant are being ascertained, the official said.
Security forces had launched a cordon and search operation in the area following inputs about the presence of militants.
The operation turned into a gun-battle after the militants fired upon a search party, which retaliated.
The firing has stopped, but the search operation was still going, the official said.