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One terrorist killed in retaliatory firing by police in Kashmir

Kashmir saw a sudden spike in terrorist attacks this week, mostly against minorities (Representational)

New Delhi:

One terrorist was killed in an encounter with the police in Srinagar today while the other escaped, officials said.

Kashmir Zone Police tweeted, “Terrorists opened fire on Srinagar Police team. Police also retaliated. One terrorist was killed but one escaped during the on-the-spot encounter.”

While the police have also recovered arms and ammunition from the spot, the identity of the slain terrorist is still unknown, officials said.

There has been a sudden spike in terrorist attacks this week in the Kashmir Valley, mostly against minorities.

Home Minister Amit Shah held a high-level meeting on Thursday and pulled up the local authorities over the alleged security lapse. According to sources, the police have no clue and have started massive action to find the evidence. Dozens of youths have also been taken into custody for questioning.

Caused by a flurry of targeted killings of civilians Exodus Many Kashmiri Pandits are living in transit camps. Kashmir’s Sheikh Pora area now looks like a ghost town as around 400 Pandit families have fled since Thursday.

on TuesdayTerrorists killed a prominent chemist, a street food vendor and a cab driver within an hour at three different places in the Valley. Less than 48 hours after the three attacks, a principal and a teacher A government school died in Srinagar on Thursday.

Seven people have been killed in terrorist attacks in Kashmir in the last six days. Jammu and Kashmir Police Chief Dilbagh Singh told NB, “We are concerned about every civilian life.”

The biggest challenge for the authorities now is to prevent further attacks in the wake of the recent terror attacks and to stop the exodus of Pandits from the Valley.

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