Jammu and Kashmir: Militant, CRPF personnel killed in encounter in Srinagar

File photo of security personnel during the encounter with militants.

A militant and a CRPF personnel have been killed during an encounter in Malbagh area of Jammu and Kashmir's summer capital, police said on Friday.

Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Malbagh area late on Thursday night following information about presence of militants there, a police official said.

The search operation turned into an encounter after militants opened fire at security forces. In the exchange of fire, one militant and a CRPF jawan were killed, he said.

The official said the identity and group affiliation of the slain militant were being ascertained.

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