Srinagar: One terrorist has been killed in the ongoing encounter between terrorists and security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Budgam. Also Read - 'J&K up For Sale': Omar Abdullah, Mehbooba Mufti Slam Centre Over New Land Law

The firing in the area is underway at Chadoora area of Budgam district. Also Read - You Can Buy Land in Jammu And Kashmir Now, Home Ministry Issues Gazette Notification

Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Bugam area of Budgam district in central Kashmir on early Sunday morning following specific inputs about the presence of militants there, a police official said. Also Read - BJP's J&K Unit Celebrates Accession Day With Fervour

As the forces were conducting searches, the militants fired upon them, said the police officer. He added that the security forces retaliated after the encounter. Further details in the incident are awaited.

In yet another gunfight on Friday, one terrorist was killed in the encounter between the security forces and holed up terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir’s Badgam district. Later, the body of the terrorist was retrieved from the site of encounter.

In the month of April, four terrorists were killed in the early morning exchange of fire between terrorists and a joint team of forces at Lassipora area of Pulwama district in South Kashmir. Reports also said three jawans were injured.

(With agency inputs)