A Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) terrorist was killed on Saturday in a gunfight with the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag district, police said.
According to police sources, the slain terrorist has been identified as Iqbal Ahmad of Anantnag’s Dooru area. The gunfight took place in Nowgam village of Verinag area.
“The militant’s body has been recovered. Search operation is still going on in the area,” the sources added.
The gunfight ensued after terrorists fired at the security forces who were carrying out a search and cordon operation in the area.
“Reinforcements have been rushed to the area to trace the militants,” the police sources said.
Mobile Internet facility has been suspended in Anantnag as a precautionary measure.
Earlier, four terrorists were killed in a fierce overnight gunfight with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Friday.
According to reports, two Special Police Officers who had decamped with weapons on Thursday were among the four killed.
Meanwhile, the security forces have prepared a hit list of 10 top Pakistani and Kashmiri terrorists for whom a hunt has been launched in the hinterland of the Kashmir valley.
The fresh list includes terrorists from Hizbul Mujahideen, LeT, Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) and Al-Badr.
(With inputs from IANS)