In an encounter which took place in Jammu and Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Tuesday night, a terrorist was killed.

The encounter also left an officer of the J&K police dead and another injured. The martyred SPO has been identified by the police as Billal. The police said the injured sub-inspector, Amardeep Parihar, has been admitted to a hospital for treatment.

The gun battle between security forces and armed militants, which had begun on Tuesday evening, had continued into the night. At 5.30am on Wednesday, the Jammu and Kashmir police tweeted that the encounter was over.

The J&K police also revealed the identity of the killed terrorist on their twitter account. An affiliate of Lashkar-e-Toiba the terrorist was identified as Momin Gojri.

Security agencies were involved in heavy exchange of gunfire with the terrorists in the encounter. The firing had begun with the militants at around 5pm in Old Baramulla and the area was cordoned off for the public.

This was the first encounter between security forces and terrorists ever since the Union government abrogated special category status to Jammu and Kashmir on August 5.