Jammu and Kashmir: One terrorist killed in Anantnag encounter, operation going on
Srinagar: At least one terrorist was killed during an encounter with security forces in Anantnag on Monday, officials said.
The identity of the killed terrorist is still not known.
The operation is currently going on.
Kashmir Zone Police tweeted: "#AnantnagEncounterUpdate: So far 01 #unidentified #terrorist killed. Operation going on. Further details shall follow. @JmuKmrPolice."
Sources told UNI troops of Rashtriya Rifles (RR), CRPF and Special Operation Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir police launched a joint search operation at Sarigufwara, Anantnag, in the wee hours today.
All exit points were sealed and house-to-house searches were launched, they said adding when the search party was moving towards a particular house, militants hiding there opened fire.
A woman, identified as Arifa was injured in the exchange of fire, sources said, adding that she was rushed to the hospital.
Security forces also retaliated ensuing in an encounter, sources said all the residents in the adjacent houses were rescued and taken to safer places.
Additional security forces and police have been deployed in the nearby village to prevent any law and order, they said.