As the forces were conducting the search operations, the terrorists fired upon them, which led to a gun battle in which the two terrorists were killed. (File photo)
As many as two terrorists were neutralised in an encounter between security forces and terrorists in Hindsitapora area of Shopian district on Sunday. Weapons and a huge cache of ammunition were recovered. Combing operation still underway.
The security forces launched a cordon and search operation in the Hindsitapora area of Shopian district in south Kashmir. There was specific information about the presence of terrorists there, the official said. As the forces were conducting the search operations, the terrorists fired upon them, which led to a gun battle in which the two terrorists were killed, he said.
A terrorist was killed in exchange of fire with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian on Friday. The police had recovered arms and ammunition from the site, news agency ANI reported. On Wednesday, unidentified gunmen shot at two Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) workers in Shopian. The injured were abducted from a chemist shop in Zanapora area of Shopian. The injured were identified as Irfan Ahmad Lone, 28, son of Abdul Hameed Lone of Zainapora and Muzafar Ahmad Bhat, 30, son of Ghulam Mohmmad Bhat of Zainapora. Police have registered a case and started investigation.
Earlier, three terrorists were killed on in south Kashmir's Shopian district. Security forces had launched a cordon and search operation in Adkhara area of Imam Sahib of Shopian district following information about the presence of terrorists.
The Indian Army has gunned down 41 terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir since Pulwama attack which claimed lives of 40 CRPF personnel, said Indian Army Lieutenant General KJS Dhillon on Wednesday. Out of those killed, 25 terrorists belonged to Jaish-e-Mohammed and 13 of them were Pakistanis.