New Delhi: A terrorist was killed when a police party was ambushed in Handawara town of Jammu and Kashmir, news agency ANI reported on Sunday. Heavy firing has been reported from both sides.

According to police, terrorists attacked police naka party but the attack was successfully repulsed. The area has been cordoned off and a search operation is underway. More details in the incident are awaited.

Police have recovered arms and ammunition and the identity of the death is yet to be ascertained.

Last month, two security personnel were injured after terrorists had attacked a police party in Baramulla’s Pattan. The incident comes after three terrorists were killed in an encounter which broke out between terrorists and security forces in the state.

Earlier, an encounter was reported in Srinagar’s Fateh Kadal area. One police personnel had also lost his life in the encounter.

 “Three terrorists have been eliminated and one Jammu & Kashmir police personnel has lost his life,” Imitiyaz Ismail Parray, SSP, Srinagar had said.