Srinagar (VMS): A militant was killed and a teenage girl sustained bullet injuries in a brief encounter of Budgam.

On specific input regarding presence of militants, Budgam police, 53 RR and CRPF , launched a cordon and search operation  in khan mohalla ,Arizal of Beerwah,” a police spokesman said Valley Media Service.

Around 3:00 am, militants tried to flee and came out of house and fired indiscriminately on Security forces. In retaliation one unknown militant has been killed, whose identity and affiliation is being ascertained.

Body of the slain militant along with arms and ammunition have been recovered.

Meanwhile in the incident one girl reportedly identified the injured girl as 17-year-old Humaira daughter of Mohammed Maqbool Khan received injury in thigh while the hiding militant was trying to escape firing indiscriminately.

She has been promptly evacuated to hospital by the police for medical treatment and her condition is now reported to be stable. The area is under cordon and search is being done.

No collateral damage has occurred during operation.

Legal proceedings have been initiated by police and investigation taken up, spokesman added.

Meanwhile, Killed militant identified as Shafat Wani R/o Wagoora Kreeri Pattan Baramulla belonging to Lashkar e Toiba outfit, sources told Valley Media Service.(VMS)