A terrorist was killed on Tuesday in an encounter with security forces in Handwara area of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district, an Army official said.
Security forces launched a cordon and search operation at Hongnikote in Haphruda forest area of Handwara, 85 kms from here, following information about presence of militants there, the official said.
He said during searches, the terrorists opened fire on security forces who retaliated, triggering a gunbattle.
The official said one terrorist has been killed so far and the operation was still in progress.
(With inputs from PTI)