Terrorist killed in encounter with security forces in Shopian district

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Srinagar: A terrorist was killed in an encounter with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district on Saturday, police said.

Acting on specific information about the presence of terrorists in the Kilbal area of the south Kashmir district, security forces launched a cordon and search operation there, a police official said.

He said as the forces were conducting searches in the area, the terrorists fired on them.

The forces retaliated and the encounter broke out, the official said, adding that a terrorist was killed.

The identity and group affiliation of the slain ultra is being ascertained, he said.

The operation is going on, the official said. (PTI)