SRINAGAR: One terrorist was on Monday gunned down in an encounter between the security forces and terrorists in the forest area of Tral in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district.
The terrorist has been identified as Adil Chopaan. The gunbattle took place in Tral's Gulshanpora.
Earlier, there were reports of terrorists firing upon search party of 42 RR and SOG Awantipor and escaping into the forest area.
Following this, a search operation was launched and the area was cordoned off.
During the search operation, gunshots were heard, prompting the security forces to intensify the combing operation, he said.
A gunbattle broke out as the security forces closed in on the position of the militants, the official told PTI.
On November 6, three terrorists were gunned down and a jawan was martyred in an encounter between the security forces and terrorists in J&K's Pulwama.
The gunbattle took place in Pulwama's Aglar Kandi.