Militant killed in Kashmir gunfight

Srinagar, March 4 One militant was killed on Sunday in a brief gunfight with the security forces in Kashmir's Shopian district.

Police said militants fired at a mobile vehicle check-post (MVCP) of the security forces in Pahnoo village of Shopian district this evening after which an encounter started.

Defence spokesman Colonel Rajesh Kalia said: "A joint MVCP was fired at by terrorists in Pahnoo village in Shopian district at 8 p.m today (Sunday).

"In retaliatory operation, one terrorist was killed. Operation is in progress in the area."