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SPO, terrorist killed in encounter in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla

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WION Web Team New Delhi Aug 21, 2019, 09.27 AM (IST)

A Special Police Officer (SPO) and a terrorist were killed in an encounter that broke out in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla district on Tuesday night.

The gun battle between security forces and armed militants, which had begun on Tuesday evening was concluded early Wednesday morning.

At 5:30 a.m. on Wednesday, the Jammu and Kashmir police tweeted that the encounter was over.

"Encounter is over. One terrorist killed. Identity being ascertained. Arms and ammunition recovered. Our colleague SPO Billal attained martyrdom. SI Amardeep Parihar injured in the incident is being treated at Army Hospital," stated the police in the tweet.


 Also Sub-inspector, Amardeep Parihar who sustained injuries in the gun battle was admitted to hospital.

This was the first encounter between security forces and terrorists ever since the government abrogated special category status to Jammu and Kashmir on August 5 by scraping Article 370 of the Indian Constitution.