Terrorist killed in encounter in Baramulla

SRINAGAR: An unidentified terrorist was on Sunday killed in an encounter with security forces in Sopore area of Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said.

Security forces launched a cordon and search operation around midnight in Reban area of Sopore town following information about presence of terrorists there, a police official said.

He said the search operation turned into an encounter around 4 am on Sunday when the hiding terrorists opened fire on the security forces, who retaliated.

In the ensuing gunfight, one terrorist has been killed, the official said.

He said the operation is on and further details were awaited.

 

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