At least two terrorists were gunned down by security forces in an encounter in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian on Sunday, police said today. Both the killed terrorists are said to be local militants.
The security forces began a cordon and search operation at the strike of dawn today in Rebban area of Zainapora after receiving credible inputs about the presence of terrorists. Both the killed terrorists are said to be local militants.
The hiding terrorists fired on the search party, following which security forces retaliated leading to an encounter.
"Two terrorists were killed and bodies have been retrieved from the site of encounter. Identities are being ascertained," police said today.
Incriminating materials, including arms and ammunition, were recovered from the site of encounter. Police has registered a case and initiated investigation in the matter.
Earlier on November 13, three terrorists were killed in separate encounters with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir. While a Pakistani terrorist was shot dead by security forces in Akhnoor sector near International Border (IB) , two other terrorists were eliminated when they tried to infiltrate in Keren sector of Kupwara district.