Shopian, Nov 6: Two terrorists were killed in an encounter between terrorists and security forces in Shopian's Safnagri on Tuesday.
The operation is over now. No collateral damage has been reported. The identity of the terrorists is being confirmed.
The reports suggest that both terrorists, identified as Mohd Idrees Sultan and Amir Hussain Rather, were affiliated with terror outfit Hizbul Mujahideen. The security forces have also recovered arms and ammunition from them.
"2 terrorists killed in Shopian encounter today have been identified as Mohd Idrees Sultan and Amir Hussain Rather, affiliated with terror outfit Hizbul Mujahideen. Incriminating materials including arms and ammunition were recovered from the site of the encounter," quotes ANI.
Last Saturday, two militants were killed and two others managed to escape in an encounter with security forces that broke out in Shopian. The joint operation was launched by the Indian Army and Jammu & Kashmir Police after intelligence suggested the presence of militants in the area.
The two killed militants are Mohammad Irfan Bhat and Shahid Mir who belong to the banned terror organisation of Hizbul Mujahideen.
More details awaited.