Shopian: A terrorist was killed in exchange of fire with security forces in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir during wee hours on Friday. Following the encounter, the area has been cordoned off.

The security forces recovered arms and ammunition during the search operation. Speaking to news agency ANI, J&K DGP Dilbagh Singh informed that the slain terrorist has been identified as Ishfaq Ahmed.

“A terrorist identified as Ishfaq Ahmed has been killed. He was once arrested when he was associated with Tariq-ul-Mujahideen, and prior to his release, he joined Islamic State-inspired group. Another terrorist managed to escape,” Singh told the news agency.