Encounter breaks out in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag, terrorist arrested

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One terrorist was arrested on Thursday morning in an injured condition during an encounter with security forces in Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir.

The Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist was identified as Zaheer Abbas Lone, a resident of Pulwama district, said the police.

Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Gund Baba Khaleel area in Anantnag district following information about presence of terrorists there.

The search operation turned into an encounter after terrorists opened fire on the security forces.

Kashmir Zone Police in a tweet said, “#Encounter started between terrorists & police/security forces at Gund Baba Khaleel, #Anantnag today early morning. One local HM #terrorist Zaheer Abbas Lone r/o Pulwama #arrested in injured condition & shifted to hospital.”