New Delhi: There has been an exchange of fire between terrorists and security forces in Kachwan area of Kokernag village in Anantnag district, Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday.

A joint team of security forces comprising army’s 9RR, 164 BN of CRPF and SOG of Jammu and Kashmir Police had launched a cordon and search operation in the area on Tuesday morning after receiving reports on the presence of militants there.

The encounter broke hours after suspected terrorists shot dead a 39-year-old man in Babagund area of Handwara in Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday evening.

Earlier, one of the most wanted terrorists, Zakir Musa, the commander of al Qaeda linked to Ansar Ghazwat-ul Hind was killed in an encounter in Tral, Pulwama.

This is a breaking news story. Further details are awaited.