Srinagar, April 11 -- After months of relative calm in south Kashmir, a Lashkar -e-Taiba terrorist was killed in a gunfight with security forces in Pulwama district on Thursday.

Officials said that the encounter started after security forces, including police, army and the Central Reserved Police Forces started searches in Frassipora village on the intervening night of Wednesday and Thursday based on information from intelligence agencies.

"A terrorist has been eliminated along with the recovery of a weapon, a hand grenade and other war-like stores," army's Chinar Corps said in a post on micro-blogging platform X.

Police said that the forces acted on specific information regarding the presence of a militant in village Frassipora area o...