The Jammu and Kashmir Police on Thursday said a Pakistani militant belonging to the Lashkar-e-Toiba was killed in an encounter with the security forces in Handwara area of Kupwara district, PTI reported.

Police said weapon and other incriminating materials were found from the militant.

Earlier on Thursday, the security forces cordoned off the Batpora area of the town and launched a search operation after receiving inputs about the presence of suspected militants. The gunfight broke out after the suspected militants fired at the security personnel, PTI reported.