The security forces on Sunday gunned down an unidentified terrorist in Budgam district of Jammu and Kashmir. The terrorist was killed during an encounter in Arizal village of the district.
Following a tip-off, the security forces had launched a search and combat operation in the area. During the operation, the militants opened fire at the soldiers while trying to flee, which led to retaliation.
“Acting on specific information about the presence of militants in Khan Mohalla of Arizal in Beerwah area of the district, security forces launched a cordon and search operation during the night,” a police official said.
“The militants, trying to flee, came out of the house and began firing indiscriminately, the forces retaliated, killing one militant,” he added.
The forces have also recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunition from the site.
A local woman was also injured during the encounter. She is being treated at a nearby hospital and is reportedly in stable condition now.
The encounter in Budgam came hours after Jammu and Kashmir Police and Central Police Force shot down two terrorists from Jaish-e-Mohammed in a joint operation in Anantnag district.
(With inputs from agencies)