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J&K: Terrorist killed in Budgam encounter with security forces, another arrested

An encounter broke out in the Mochwa area of Budgam district of Jammu and Kashmir this morning, informed the Jammu and Kashmir Police.

India TV News Desk Edited by: India TV News Desk Budgam Updated on: August 07, 2021 11:18 IST
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An encounter broke out in the Mochwa area of Budgam district of Jammu and Kashmir, informed the Jammu and Kashmir Police.

An unidentified terrorist was killed in an encounter with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Budgam district on Saturday, while another escaped cordon but was arrested in Pulwama, police said. Security forces launched a search operation in the Mochuwa area of Budgam district in the wee hours this morning, following inputs about the presence of militants there, a police official said.

One AK 47 rifle and one pistol were recovered from the spot. As of now, the security forces are present on the spot and further operations are underway.

"#Budgam Encounter Update: One unidentified #terrorist killed. One AK 47 rifle and one pistol recovered. #Search going on. Further details shall follow," tweeted Kashmir Zone Police.

On Friday evening, in a separate incident in the Union Territory, two people were injured in a blast that occurred in the Banihal area of Ramban district, according to Jammu and Kashmir police.

"One terrorist was killed in the encounter. An AK assault rifle and one pistol were recovered from the slain terrorist," the official said.  He said the search operation turned into an encounter after the militants fired upon the forces, who retaliated.

The identity and group affiliation of the slain militant is being ascertained, he said, adding the search operation in the area is going on. Further investigations by the police is underway.

(Agency Inputs)

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