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Terrorist killed in encounter in Kashmir's Pulwama

A terrorist has been killed in an encounter with security forces in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir early this morning.

The gun battle started after security forces launched an operation in Bahmnoo area of Pulwama, 40 km from capital Srinagar, after they received information about the presence of three terrorists. One terrorist was killed in the operation, which is still on, a police spokesman said.

The operation comes just 10 hours after civilian protesters helped a group of terrorists escape a cordon and search operation in the Malangpora village of the same district.

The protesters had clashed with the security forces late on Sunday evening forcing them to call off the operation near the military air base in Koil.

On Saturday, top Lashkar terrorist Bashir Lashkari and his associate was killed in a major gun battle with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district.

This comes less than a fortnight after the Lashkar-e-Taiba commander led an ambush that killed station house officer of the state police Feroz Dar and five other policemen.