New Delhi: An encounter that started between security forces and the militants in the Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday afternoon has now ended. 
According to sources, two to three militants were involved in the massive gunbattle between them and the security forces. The area at the time of the operation had been cordoned off.
During the gunfight that ensued one miltant was gunned down.
Police officials said that they received information about the presence of a militant in Begumbagh village in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district. It is only after that that they launched an operation to flush out the area. 
“He is a local militant belonging to the Hizbul Mujahideen. His exact identity is being established,” a police officer said.