1 terrorist killed in J-K’s Baramulla encounter

One terrorist was killed in an encounter that broke out on the outskirts of Srinagar on Saturday, police said.

Security forces launched a cordon-and-search operation in the Ranbirgarh area on the outskirts of the city this morning following specific information about the presence of terrorists there, a police official said.

He said as the forces were conducting the search, terrorists fired upon them. The forces retaliated, ensuing an encounter, the official said.

The area falls in Panzinara on the outskirts of Srinagar city bordering North Kashmir’s Baramulla district.

Exchange of firing is going on and further details are awaited.

(With inputs from PTI)

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