Terrorist killed in ongoing encounter in J&K’s Pulwama

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Abid Bashir

Srinagar (NVI): An unidentified terrorist was killed in an ongoing encounter that broke out between government forces and terrorists in Machoma, Bhagandar area of Tral in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district early this morning, officials said.

An official said that an unidentified terrorist has been killed while a search operation is on in the area.

Earlier, an official said that joint team of Police, Army’s 42 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 teams of forces approached towards the suspected spot, the hiding terrorists fired upon them which was retaliated, triggering an encounter.

“Firing has stopped and search operation to find out whether any other terrorist was hiding in the area is on,” the official said, adding that the identity of slain terrorist is being ascertained.

-RJV