Terrorist killed in encounter in J&K’s Anantnag, operation underway

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Abid Bashir

Srinagar (NVI): An unidentified terrorist has been been killed in an ongoing encounter between security forces and terrorists in Larnoo area of Kokernag in South Kashmir’s Anantnag district, defence officials said today.

A senior police officer said that an unidentified terrorist has been killed while as operation is on in the area.

Earlier, an official said that a joint team of Police, Army’s 19 RR and CRPF launched a cordon and search operation on specific information about the presence of terrorists in the area.

He also said that as the joint team of forces approached towards the suspected spot, the hiding terrorists fired upon them which was retaliated, triggering an encounter.

This year so far, 182 terrorists have been killed which include over 50 foreign terrorists, majority of whom were killed in South Kashmir districts.

-RJV