On Friday, a terrorist was shot dead in an encounter with security forces in Awantipora area, Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir, reports Police source.
Security forces have launched a cordon and search operation in the Banderpora-Rinzipora area of Awantipora, today morning, following the information about the terrorist presence there, added a police official.
He continued that the search operation later turned into an encounter after the terrorist broke out the fire on the security forces, who retaliated.
In the emerging gunfight, one terrorist was shot dead, informed the official.
He further reports that the terrorist killed in the encounter has been identified as Ishfaq Yousuf Wani, who is a resident of Qoil area of Pulwama in south Kashmir.
More details are awaited.