A terrorist was killed in an encounter that broke out Sunday between militants and security forces in Budgam district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said. Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Bugam area of Budgam district in central Kashmir Sunday morning following specific inputs about the presence of militants there, a police official said. He said as the forces were conducting searches, the militants fired upon them. The forces retaliated, ensuing an encounter, the official said.
On Friday, a terrorist was gunned down by security forces in the same Chadoora area.
Last week, security forces gunned down key conspirators of February 14 Pulwama terrorist attack in Anantnag. According to officials, Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorist Sajjad Ahmad Bhat’s car was used in the suicide bombing in the Lethpora area of Pulwama which killed 40 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) troopers forcing the two neighbours on the brink of a war.
A security personnel was also martyred in the encounter. Two terrorists - Sajjad Maqbool Bhat and Tauseef - were neutralised and the security forces have recovered weapons and warlike stores.