One terrorist was killed on Thursday in encounter with security forces in Handwara area of Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district.
According to a police official, the encounter was underway in Batpora area of Handwara in the north Kashmir district.
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He said security forces launched a cordon and search operation in the area following specific inputs about the presence of terrorists there.
The operation turned into a gunbattle after the terrorists fired upon a search party of the forces who retaliated.
The gunbattle was going on when last reports came in, the official said, adding that further details were awaited.
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(With PTI inputs)