Pulwama encounter on, 1 terrorist killed

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Pulwama (Jammu and Kashmir), Jan 12 (ANI): The Security forces on Tuesday killed one terrorist in the Pulwama encounter that began more than 17 hours ago.

The gun battle is on in the Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir as the other terrorist is still reported to be hiding inside a house here.

The encounter had begun on Monday when the security forces spotted the two Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) terrorists.

On receiving intelligence reports, the army, police and the CRPF personnel cornered the militants and later a full encounter began.

This is the second encounter within a week. Earlier on January 9, the security forces had killed two LeT militants.

Meanwhile, Defence Minister AK Antony is expected to visit Jammu today to review the security situation in the region.

Army Chief General Deepak Kapoor, Defence Secretary Pradeep Kumar and various other senior officials of the Ministry of Defence will accompany Antony during his one-day visit.

The Defence Minister is expected to visit the forward areas in Jammu region, and later address a meeting at the Unified Headquarters, which would be attended by the representatives of various forces including the State Police and Central Para Military Forces. (ANI)

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