Encounter breaks out in J-K's Awantipora; One terrorist killed


An unidentified terrorist was killed in an encounter, which broke out between terrorists and security forces at Chewa Ular in Tral area of Awantipora, Pulwama district in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday.


According to the official report, the encounter had erupted in Chewa Ullar area of Tral on Thursday evening.

“So far 01 unidentified terrorist killed. Operation going on. Further details shall follow,” the police tweeted.

A joint team of state police, Indian Army’s 42 Rashtriya Rifles and Central Police Reserve Force (CRPF) had launched a cordon and search operation on specific information about the presence of terrorists in the area.

According to the official report, as the joint team of forces approached, the hiding terrorists fired upon them, which was retaliated and triggered an encounter.

More details are awaited.

On June 25, two terrorists were neutralised in an encounter between security forces and terrorists in Sopore.

Since the beginning of this year, security forces have stepped up the offensive in the Kashmir Valley and killed more than 100 terrorists in operations .


With inputs from Agency and Media reports

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