Kulgam: A militant of Hizbul Mujahideen was killed in an overnight encounter at Khandipora area of South Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Saturday, police said.

An official told the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that during exchange of fire, one militant affiliated with Hizbul Mujahideen has been killed while as operation is underway in the area.

Earlier, encounter broke out between government forces and militants, after a joint team of forces launched search operation in the area—(KNO)