Srinagar, March 1: A militant was gunned down on Thursday in an encounter between security forces and hiding terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir’s Bandipora district.
Security forces had cordon off the Hajin area following specific information about the presence of militants.
As they closed in on the hiding terrorists , the latter fired at the security forces triggering the encounter, a police officer told news agency IANS.
“One militant has been killed in the encounter so far. The firing exchanges are still going on,” he added.
A Pakistani national belonging to the Lashkar-e-Taiba was killed in the same area during a gun fight two days back.