Terrorist killed in encounter

Srinagar: An unidentified terrorist was today killed in an encounter with security forces in Handwara area of Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara district, police said.
Security forces launched a search operation in Check Sodul village in Handwara area following information about the presence of terrorists in the area, a police official said.
He said the operation turned into a gun battle when the hiding terrorists opened fire on the security forces.
An army official said one terrorist was killed in the encounter. The person’s identity was not immediately known, he added.