Kashmir: Security forces have killed a militant in an encounter that began on Thursday morning in Hajin area of Bandipura district of Jammu and Kashmir. A second terrorist managed to escape due to the interference of local people at the encounter site. The terrorist killed is from the Pakistani terrorist outfit Lashkar-e-Toiba. Tension prevailed in the area since the encounter. Meanwhile, Jammu and Kashmir Police's DG SP Vaid has confirmed the death of a terrorist on Twitter.

A senior police official said that the terrorists attacked the joint forces of the police and the Army in Hajin. After this, the security forces surrounded the area and started search operations.

According to sources, at least two more terrorists are hiding in the area. As a precautionary measure, internet services have been snapped in the region.

A 2-day bandh has been called in the area due to the hearing of Article 35A of the Constitution of India that empowers the Jammu and Kashmir state's legislature to define “permanent residents” of the state and provide special rights and privileges to those permanent residents.