Srinagar: An unidentified militant has been killed after an encounter broke out in wee hours between militants and security forces in Frasipora area of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Thursday.

Local news agency GNS quoted top police official as saying that during wee hours an input was received about the presence of some militants in the area.

As the joint team of army and police intensified the searches towards the suspected spot, the hiding militants opened fire on the search party, leading to an encounter, the officer said.

During the firefight an unidentified militant’s body has been sighted near the encounter spot, while searches in the area are underway, the top police added.

More details will follow.