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.
One terrorist was neutralised in an operation of #IndianArmy and JK Police in Behramgala, #Poonch on 14 Dec. The operation was launched on specific intelligence and has resulted in recovery of 1 AK 47 and 4 Magazines. @NorthernComd_IA @adgpi pic.twitter.com/blkAMcSig7— White Knight Corps (@Whiteknight_IA) December 14, 2021
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.