The Jammu and Kashmir Police said one Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorist has been killed in the encounter that broke out in Poonch on Tuesday.
The statement of the police read: In a successful joint operation, Indian Army and JKP eliminated one terrorist in Behramgala, district Poonch(J&K). The operation was launched on 13 Dec 2021, on receiving specific Intelligence inputs of presence of armed terrorists in the area. During the encounter in early hours on 14 Dec 2021, the terrorist attempted to escape while opening fire at the security personnel, however was neutralised in ensuing fire. One AK-47 Rifle, four magazines and pouches have been recovered from the slain terrorist.
Grenades, ammunition, grenades and AK-47 have been recovered so far. The operation is currently underway.
Security has been heightened in Kashmir after three police personnel lost their lives in a terrorist attack on a police bus at Zewan on the outskirts of Srinagar city on Monday.
The attack was carried out on the 20th anniversary of the attack on the Parliament building in the national capital by Jaish-e-Mohammad outfit.