SRINAGAR, Jammu and Kashmir

A militant was killed in a gunfight with the government forces in Indian-administered Kashmir, police said Wednesday.

In a series of tweets, the police said Indian forces laid siege to Arampora village in northern Baramulla district on Tuesday night after reports that militants were present in the area.

Police teams, Indian army soldiers, and paramilitary troopers were part of the overnight operation.

A gunfight broke out around noon on Wednesday in which a Kashmiri militant, identified as Sajjad Ahmad Dar, was killed.

The deceased, the police said, motivated Kashmiri youth to join the militancy.

The past

Read more: Militant killed after Kashmir village siege