New Delhi, March 25: A terrorist was killed in an encounter with security forces in Budgam district of Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday. A woman was also left injured in the gunfight. She was taken to a hospital and her condition is now reported to be stable. Also Read - Despites Issues, Apple Growers in Kashmiri Get Double Rates as They Revive Old Market Chains

“On specific inputs regarding the presence of terrorists, Jammu and Kashmir Police, 53 Rashtriya Rifles (RR) and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) launched a cordon and search operation in Aarizal village of Beerwah tehsil in Badgam,” an official of Defence Ministry said. Also Read - Govt Asks Wikipedia to Remove Link that Shows Wrong Map of Jammu and Kashmir

The official further said that during the search operation, one militant while trying to flee came out of the house he was hiding in and fired indiscriminately at the security forces. As a result, a woman was injured. Also Read - Operation All-Out in Kashmir: Forces And Civil Society Need to Kill Terrorism's Psyche

“In retaliation, a terrorist has been neutralized, whose identity and affiliation is being ascertained. Arms and ammunition have been recovered,” the official added

According to the official, the area is under cordon and searches are being conducted.

Earlier on late Friday night, two terrorists were gunned down in an encounter with the security personnel in Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir. The gunfight broke out in Dooru area. Arms and ammunition were also recovered from the militants.