An unidentified terrorist was on Monday killed during an encounter that broke out with security forces in Kulgam district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said. Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in the Aharbal area of the south Kashmir district following inputs about the presence of militants there, a police official said.
#KulgamEncounterUpdate: 01 unidentified #terrorist killed. #Operation in progress. Further details shall follow.@JmuKmrPolice https://t.co/XTlIABcPdd— Kashmir Zone Police (@KashmirPolice) July 26, 2021
As the forces were conducting searches in the area, militants fired upon them, he said. The forces retaliated, ensuing an encounter, the official added.
The identity and group affiliation of the slain militant is being ascertained, he said, adding that the exchange of firing is going on. Further details are awaited, he said.
(with inputs from PTI)