A Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) terrorist has been killed in an encounter between militants and security forces which broke out early on Thursday morning in Jammu and Kashmir’s Hajin area of Bandipora district, said police officials.
A launch operation and cordon were launched by the security forces in Shakurdin village following the information of presence of militants in the area, officials said.
The operation soon turned into an encounter, as per officials, when the open firing started from the side of the militants, thus forcing the security forces to retaliate.
Jammu & Kashmir: One terrorist was killed during an encounter with security forces in Bandipora's Hajin. Combing operation underway. (Visuals deferred by unspecified time) pic.twitter.com/PufSUPBCgs— ANI (@ANI) March 1, 2018
The launch operation was carried out the Jammu and Kashmir Police, Indian Army, and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) officials jointly in which one terrorist, claimed to be of the Lashkar-e-Toiba) LeT group, was killed, confirmed Jammu and Kashmir's Director General of Police (DGP) SP Vaid on Twitter.
One terrorist of LET apparently FT killed in an encounter in Hajin Bandipore today morning in a joint operation of J&K Police/Army/ CRPF.— Shesh Paul Vaid (@spvaid) March 1, 2018
The combat is still underway. More details are awaited.