Soldier killed and terrorist shot dead in a gunfight in J&K's Pulwama early today. (Representational)
A soldier and a terrorist were killed during an encounter in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir after security forces launched an operation early this morning, officials said.
The identity and affiliation of the killed terrorist is being ascertained, they added.
"One unidentified terrorist was also killed as the security forces launched a search operation in an orchard in Kamrazipora village of Pulwama. Further details shall follow," Kashmir Zone Police said as security forces continue with the search operation in the area.
#Kamrazipura#PulwamaEncounterUpdate: One #unidentified#terrorist killed. Search going on. Further details shall follow. @JmuKmrPolice— Kashmir Zone Police (@KashmirPolice) August 12, 2020
Security forces launched a search operation in an orchard in Kamrazipora village of Pulwama in the early hours today based on information about the presence of terrorists there, officials said.
The search operation turned into an encounter after the terrorists opened fire, injuring two soldiers, they said.
The injured security personnel were rushed to an Army hospital, where one of them died during treatment, they said.
An AK rifle and a few grenades were recovered from the encounter site, where the terrorist was killed, officials said.
The operation was going on when last reports came in, the officials said.