Terrorist killed in encounter in J&K's Bandipora district

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WION Web Team Bandipora Mar 01, 2018, 02.45 AM (IST)

One terrorist has been killed in an encounter with security forces in Bandipora district of Jammu and Kashmir.

The incident took place in Hajin area of the district.

Acting on specific intelligence input about the presence of the militant in Hajin area, security forces launched a search operation in the area, police said. As the forces were conducting the search operation, the hiding militant opened fire on them. In the ensuing encounter, the militant was killed, a police official said.

The identity and group affiliation of the militant is not immediately known.

J&K DGP SP Vaid tweeted: "One terrorist of LET (Lashkar-e-Taiba) apparently FT (foreign terrorist) killed in an encounter in Hajin Bandipore today morning in a joint operation of J&K Police/Army/ CRPF."

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