Srinagar: A local militant was killed in an encounter in Begum Bagh, Kakapora area of Pulwama in South Kashmir on Saturday, police said.

The slain militant was identified as Rayees Ahmad Dar of Kakapora who belonged to Lashkar-e-TOOBA militant outfit, who according to sources, joined militancy one-and-a-half month back.

However, there was no immediate information available about the presence of more militants at the encounter site.

Stone-pelting was also reported at the encounter site, which was thwarted by the government forces by tear-gas shelling.

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