Jammu and Kashmir Policeon Saturday said that a militant killed in a gunfight with the security forceswas a foreigner believed to be affiliated with JeM.
"On a credible input acordon and search operation was launched at Bujthalan Boniyar area in DistrictBaramulla, by Police and security forces. During searches, militants fired uponthe search party. The fire was retaliated leading to an encounter," said aspokesman.
He said in the ensuingencounter, one militant was killed and the body was retrieved from the site of thegunfight.
"From the incriminatingmaterial recovered from the site of encounter, the killed militant has beenidentified as foreigner from Pakistan and is believed to be from proscribed outfitJeM."
He said incriminatingmaterial including arms and ammunition was recovered from the site of encounter.Police, he said, has registered a case and initiated investigation in thematter.