A local insurgent was slain in a brief gunfight in Jammu and Kashmir’s Bandepur district, sources said here on Thursday.
Sources said a local insurgent Mushtaq Ahmad Seer was killed in a brief encounter in the northern district’s main town today evening.
Sources said the gunfight broke out during a frisking operation in the town.
“The brief gunfight broke out between the insurgent and armed forces outside the police station in the town in which Mushtaq was killed,” a police officer said.
He said Mushtaq was a Category A insurgent and was a resident of Mallangam in the district that shared border with Pakistan controlled Kashmir.
Highly placed sources said armed forces had inputs about his movement in the busy town.
There was chaos in the town when the gunfight broke out, witnesses said.