Srinagar: A terrorist was gunned down during an exchange of fire between security forces and the militants in the Kokernag area in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag on Friday.
Acting on reliable inputs about the presence of the terrorist in the forest the security forces trapped them in the sector where the gun battle took place.
The militants opened fire on seeing the security forces while they were carrying out search operations inside the forest.
Notably, Lashkar-e-Taiba killed a forest official identified as Tarik Ahmed Malik on Thursday. As per police source, the terrorist barged into Malik’s house at Baramula and shot him. Malik was critical after he was shot and later he succumbed to his injuries.