One terrorist and an overground worker (OGW) of militants were killed in an encounter with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district on Monday. Police sources said a patrol party of the Rashtriya Rifles was fired upon by militants in Chitragam village of Shopian district on Monday.
"A patrol party of Rastriya Rifles was fired upon today by militants travelling in a vehicle in Chitragam village of Shopian district. The fire was returned resulting in a brief shootout in which one militant and an OGW were killed," police said.
"The slain militant has been identified as Firdous Ahmad Bhat and the OGW as Sajad Ahmad Dar, both belonging to Kulgam district," police sources said.
"Group affiliation of the slain militant and the OGW is being ascertained," they said.
OGWs are overground workers of militant outfits who work as their eyes and ears. They keep watch on the movement of security forces, arrange hideouts for militants and also provide other logistic support to them.
Meanwhile, the authorities have snapped mobile Internet services in Kulgam district as a precautionary measure.
Earlier on May 31, two terrorists were killed during an encounter with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian. The gunfight was reported from Dragad Sugan area of the district.
Security forces had received specific inputs about the presence of militants in the area after which they had surrounded an orchard area of Dragad-Sugan village.