An unidentified person suspected to be a terrorist was killed in a gunfight with the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Friday.
As per the Kashmir Police, an encounter broke out between “terrorists and security forces” in the Mumanhal locality of Arwani area in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag earlier on Friday.
The Kashmir zone Police in a tweet said, “Encounter has started at Mumanhal (Arwani), area of Anantnag. Police and security forces are on the job.”
As per officials in the region, a search operation was underway by the security forces based on some inputs but that soon turned into an encounter with militants.
As per the officials, the militants started to open fire at the security forces on seeing them in the area.
As per reports, one AK-47 assault rifle was also recovered during the encounter by the Army and Jammu and Kashmir police.
It may be mentioned that earlier on Sunday, a Pakistani Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorist was also reported to have been killed in an encounter with security forces in Harwan area.
The deceased was identified as Saif Ullah and was said to be a resident of Pakistan.