One terrorist, jawan killed in Baramulla encounter

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Baramulla: A soldier and a terrorist were killed in a fierce gun battle at Ladoora village in Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir that lasted nearly nine hours. The encounter started today morning after security forces cordoned off the village and started a search operation for terrorists hiding in a residential area.

The joint operation of the army and the police was launched following a tip off about presence of terrorists in the area. As the security forces zeroed in the cordon, they came under heavy fire from the holed up terrorist.

The terrorist has been identified as Reyaz Ahmad, a resident of Sopore in North Kashmir.