Jammu and Kashmir: One terrorist killed
Srinagar Mar 4 (IBNS): A terrorist was killed in an brief encounter with security forces in Shopian district of south Kashmir on Sunday evening, police said.
According to reports, suspected terrorists opened indiscriminate fire on Mobile Vehicle Check Post (MVCP) of army’s 44 RR at Pahnoo village in Shopian.
In a retaliatory fire, one unidentified terrorist was killed while other managed to escape, taking advantage of darkness.
Army’s Srinagar based defence ministry spokesman Col Rajesh Kalia said in a WhatsApp message that terrorists attacked Mobile Vehicle Check Post (MVCP) of army’s 44 RR at Pahnoo village at around 20:00 hours.
The fire was retaliated and it triggered off a brief gunfight.
"During an exchange of gunfire, an unidentified terrorist was killed and his body, along with a rifle, was recovered," the spokesman wrote.
The spokesman further wrote that the identity of the militant is being ascertained.
Meanwhile, security forces have intensified searches in the area to nab the escaped terrorist .
(Reporting by Saleem Iqbal Qadri)