Srinagar: A militant was gunned down by security forces in a brief exchange of fire in Kralgund, Handwara, on Thursday morning. A search operation was underway.

Reports suggested that one more militant was trapped. Meanwhile, internet services have been snapped in the area.

A Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) had been launched at Banderpayee, Handwara, north Kashmir on Wednesday evening on specific tip-off about the presence of militants. After a brief exchange of fire, the area was cordoned off and searches were launched.

This is a developing story, more details will be added as we get them.