Last Updated: September 26, 2022, 23:40 IST
A Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorist was killed in an encounter with security forces in Kulgam district of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday, police said. Two civilians and a soldier were also injured in the encounter in the district’s Batpora village, they said.
Security forces launched a cordon operation in Batpora following information about the presence of terrorists there, a police official said.
He said the search operation turned into an encounter when the terrorists opened fire at the security forces, who retaliated.
“01 Army soldier & 02 civilians got injured in the ongoing #encounter. All the 03 injured shifted to hospital for treatment. #Operation going on. Further details shall follow,” a police spokesperson tweeted. One terrorist of Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) was killed in the subsequent exchange of fire between the two sides, he said.
The identity of the slain terrorist is being ascertained, he said.