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Terrorist killed in encounter with security forces in J&K's Poonch

The gunfight took place after a joint team of the police and the army cordoned off the area and launched a search operation on the basis of specific information about the presence of terrorists.

India TV News Desk Edited by: India TV News Desk Srinagar Updated on: December 14, 2021 10:08 IST
Gunfight between terrorists and security forces in J&K
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Gunfight between terrorists and security forces in J&K

Highlights

  • Terrorists opened fire on the forces, who retaliated, killing one of the ultras
  • Security forces had launched a cordon-and-search operation in the area

A terrorist was killed in an encounter with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district on Tuesday, officials said. The security forces launched a cordon-and-search operation in the Surankote area of Poonch after inputs were received about the presence of terrorists there, they said.

The operation turned into an encounter after the terrorists opened fire on the forces, who retaliated, killing one of the ultras, the officials said. The gunbattle was going on at the time of filing the report and further details are awaited. An Army official said the body of the slain terrorist is yet to be retrieved from the encounter site.

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