New Delhi: One terrorist was killed in the exchange of fire between terrorists and security forces at Tachwara village in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir, stated  J&K Police, according to news agency ANI.

The deceased terrorist has been identified as a listed and a wanted Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist named Irfan Ahmed. Meanwhile, efforts are underway to nab the other terrorist.

On late Monday evening, the police and security forces defused an improvised explosive device (IED) in Gasigund of J&K’s Anantnag district, added the report.

To ensure the safety of the J&K people, the Union Territory’s lieutenant governor Girish Chandra Murmu on Monday called for increased surveillance and directed the J&K Director General of Police Dilbag Singh to take the necessary steps. The directions were given during a meeting chaired by the lieutenant governor at Raj Bhawan. The meeting was attended by CRPF’s Additional Director General Arun Kumar Sharma, the police chief and others, stated an official spokesman.

Girish Chandra Murmu appreciated the CRPF personnel for maintenance of law and order and talked about the issues concerning the welfare of police personnel and their families. J&K’s DGP Singh, on the other hand, briefed the LG about various issues including the current internal security situation in the Union Territory.

(With agency inputs)