Rajouri/Jammu, June 2
A terrorist was killed in a gun battle with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district on Friday morning, officials said.
The body of the slain ultra has been retrieved from a gorge, where he had taken position during the exchange of fire.
This is the third such incident reported from the Jammu region in the last three days.
All schools in the area have been closed by the administration as a precautionary measure, the officials said.
During a cordon-and-search operation carried out by the army in coordination with police, suspicious movements were noticed in a forest area of Dassal Gujran near Rajouri, a defence PRO said.
The search operation turned into a gun battle when the troops were fired upon, which was retaliated, the public relations officer said, adding that sporadic firing continued throughout the night.
A search operation was launched in the morning, he said.
Additional Director General of Police Mukesh Singh said one terrorist was neutralised.
The body of the ultra had been sent to a hospital in Rajouri, official sources said.
The terrorist is reportedly of Pakistani origin.
According to the sarpanch of Dassal Kewal, the encounter broke out around 3 am.
The search operation was still on at the time of filing this report. Unconfirmed reports said two to three terrorists were hiding in the area when the gun battle started.
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