SRINAGAR A militant from Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) outfit was killed in an encounter with government forces in Nowgam area of Dooru in south Kashmirs Anantnag district, police said on riday.
A police spokesman said that following a credible input, a cordon and search operation was launched jointly by police and army in forest area of Nowgam in Dooru.
During the search operation, the hiding militants fired on the search party. The fire was retaliated leading to an encounter, the spokesman said.
In the ensuing encounter, he said, one militant was killed and the body was retrieved from the site of encounter along with arms and ammunition. The slain has been identified as Iqbal Ahmad of Panzath Dooru, he said.
According to the police records, he was affiliated with JeM and had a long history of crime records.
He was wanted by law for his complicity in a series of terror crimes, the spokesman said.
As per police records he was part of a groups involved in planning and executing series of militant attacks in the area. Many crime cases were registered against him, he said.
After conducting all legal formalities, the body of the slain was handed over to family for last rites, another police official said.
Meanwhile, thousands of people attended funeral of the slain and was later laid to rest amid pro-freedom slogans.
In wake of the operation, the authorities have snapped the mobile internet in the southern district.