J&K: Terrorist Eliminated In An Encounter With Security Forces In Budgam District, Arms RecoveredArmy soldiers during a gun battle between terrorists and security forces in J&K (Representative image) (Waseem Andrabi/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

One terrorist has been killed in an ongoing encounter between terrorists and security forces at Mochwa area in Jammu and Kashmir's Budgam district on Saturday (7 August), officials said.

"One unidentified terrorist killed. One AK-47 rifle and one pistol recovered. Search going on," a police officer said.

Earlier, the firefight between terrorists and security forces took place after a joint team of the police and the army cordoned off the area and launched a search operation on the basis of specific information about presence of terrorists.

As the security forces zeroed in on the spot where terrorists were hiding they came under a heavy volume of fire that triggered the encounter.

Earlier last week, the security forces had gunned down two terrorists including Adnan alias Ismail alias Lamboo, the top commander of Pakistan-based terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammad in the Dachigam forest area of South Kashmir's Pulwama district.

The security forces also recovered AK and M-4 rifles from their possession.

(With inputs from IANS)

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