Security forces on Sunday killed a militant in an encounter in Uri sector of near the Line of Control (LoC) in north Kashmir.

According to media reports, three to four militant are still engaged in gunfight with the security forces in the area. The encounter is still underway.

A search operation was launched by the forces in the Kalgai area of Uri following information about the presence of militants there, an Army official said.

“As the cordon was tightened, the militants opened fire at the security forces triggering the gunfight,” a police official said.

In 2016, four heavily armed militants attacked an Indian Army brigade headquarters in Uri on 18 September . The attack claimed lives of 19 soldiers.

The militants were killed in a gun battle with the forces.