Handwara encounter: An operation was launched following information about presence of terrorists here.
Jammu and Kashmir:
A terrorist has been killed in an encounter in Jammu and Kashmir's Handwara district after a gun battle erupted early this morning. The security forces launched a search operation following information about the presence of terrorists in the Langate area, about 126 km from Srinagar.
According to top police officials, a grenade, rifle and Pakistani currency have been recovered from the slain terrorist.
Defence Ministry spokesman Colonel Rajesh Kalia said the firing started in Ananwan around 5 am when the forces notices some movement in the area. When the suspects were asked to surrender, they opened fire. "One terrorist has been killed and a weapon has been recovered in the operation," Col Kalia added.
A grenade, rifle and Pakistani currency have been recovered.
More details are awaited.