Srinagar: One militant was killed in a gunfight with the security forces on Thursday in Jammu and Kashmir's Bandipora district, police said.

The encounter took place in Parray Mohalla of Hajin area from where another militant managed to escape.

"Searches are still going on. The identity of the slain militant is also being ascertained," a police officer said.

According to the police, a patrol party of the Indian Army and state police was fired upon earlier in the day. In retaliation, the security forces fired back at the militants, triggering the gun battle.

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