The Jammu and Kashmir police on Sunday claimed to have killed a militant in Khrew area in Pampore of district Pulwama.
In a statement issued here, police said that on a credible input about the presence of militants, a swift search operation was launched jointly by police and other forces at Bathien area of Khrew in Awantipora.
As the searches were going on, the search party was fired upon by the militant. The fire was retaliated leading to a brief exchange of gunfire.
Consequently one militant was killed in the exchange of fire.
“Incriminating materials including arms and ammunition AK 47 Rifle and Magazines were recovered from the killed militant. From the incriminating material recovered, it is learnt that the killed militant is a Pakistani codenamed as Waseem. He was affiliatemilitants proscribed terror outfit JeM,” police said.
Police has registered a case in this regard and area is being searched.