A militant was killed on Sunday night in an encounter with security forces in Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said.

A search operation was launched jointly by the police and the troops in Triyath belt of Reasi district following a tip-off in the evening, Nowshera Superintendent of Police R.K. Bhat said.

The ultras opened fire, prompting the security personnel to retaliate and in the ensuing gunbattle one militant was killed, he said, adding that the encounter was still on.

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