SRINAGAR: An unidentified militant, suspected to be a foreigner, was killed in an encounter with security forces in woods of Jammu and Kashmir's frontier district of Kupwara on Friday, official sources said.
A security force patrol party was fired upon by militants in Trehgam forest in Kupwara early morning.
Troops also retaliated and in the exchange of fire, a militant was killed.
The body has been recovered, the sources said, adding that the identity of the slain militant is being ascertained.
A defence ministry spokesman on Official Twitter Account of Chinar Corps, Army said,'' #OpTrehgam (#Kupwara district).
One #terrorist killed in an encounter near Trehgam in Kupwara district at 0530 hrs today.
Operation over #IndianArmy @adgpi @NorthernComd_IA.''