Srinagar: A Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) terrorist was killed in an encounter with security forces in Kulgam district of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, police said.
The encounter started in the Khandipora area of Kulgam around midnight on Saturday. The operation is being conducted barely 2 km from Gopalpora, the place where a female government teacher was shot dead on 31 May.
The police said the encounter happened after the police launched a cordon and search operation in Khandipora area of the south Kashmir district following a specific input about the presence of terrorists there.
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He said the search operation turned into an encounter after the hiding terrorists fired upon the forces.
In the exchange of fire, one terrorists was killed, the official said, adding the deceased belonged to the Hizbul Mujahideen terror outfit. The operation is going on, he said.