Terrorist from Pakistan gunned down in encounter in J&K
Srinagar, Jun 06: A Pakistani terrorist of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) was killed in an encounter with security forces in Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday, while three terrorists managed to escape, police said.
Acting on specific inputs about the presence of terrorists in Panipora forest of the Zaloora area in Sopore, security forces launched a cordon-and-search operation there, a police official said.
He said the search operation turned into an encounter after the hiding militants fired at the security personnel, who retaliated, news agency PTI reported.
Inspector General of Police (IGP), Kashmir zone, Vijay Kumar said one Pakistani terrorist was killed in the encounter.
In a Twitter post, Kumar said incriminating material, including arms and ammunition, was recovered from the terrorist, and two foreign and one local terrorist managed to escape from the cordon.
Search is still on to nab the escapees, he said.
Kumar said as per the documents recovered from the killed terrorist, he has been identified as Hanzalla of Lahore, Pakistan.
An AK rifle, five magazines along with ammunition, has been recovered, the IGP said.