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One terrorist killed in encounter in J-K’s Doda

Visuals of encounter at Gandoh area of Doda, Jammu and Kashmir (Photo: ANI)

One terrorist has been gunned down in an encounter between terrorists and security forces on Wednesday in the Gandoh area of Doda in Jammu and Kashmir, a top police official said.

“One terrorist has been gunned down. ADG Jammu Zone @anandjainips on spot along with DIG Doda and SSP Doda. Details awaited, ” ADGP Jammu said in a post on X.

Earlier in the day, Jammu and Kashmir police and security forces launched a joint operation in the Bhaderwah Sector of district Doda, the ADGP said in another tweet.

On June 19, two terrorists were killed in the Baramulla district in an encounter with security forces.

Since June 9, there have been terror strikes at Reasi, Kathua, and Doda in which nine pilgrims and a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawan were killed. A civilian and at least seven security personnel were also injured.

Earlier, Union Home Minister Amit Shah chaired a review meeting on the security scenario in Jammu and Kashmir and directed all security agencies to “work in a mission mode and ensure quick response in a coordinated manner.”

Earlier this month, Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a high-level meeting to discuss the security situation in Jammu and Kashmir following a series of terror-related incidents.

The meeting, attended by National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and other senior officials, aimed to assess the current security landscape in the region.