Srinagr- An unidentified Kashmri youth was killed in an encounter with Indian security forces in Sopore area of Baramulla district in Indian held Kashmir, police said today.
According to the police said, security forces had launched an anti-militancy operation in Tarzoo area of Sopore town following information about presence of freedom fighters there. A gunfight broke out when freedom fighters opened firing on security forces, which were closing on the position of the ultas, it said.
The operation was suspended but security forces maintained the cordon to prevent the ultras from escaping.
The police said one Kashmiri youth was killed when the operation resumed on today morning.
The identity of the slain young Kashmiri boy is yet to be ascertained, he said.