Two terrorists were killed in an encounter with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Satora area of Tral on Saturday morning. The encounter broke at around 8:15 AM on Saturday. At least three terrorists were expected to be trapped. The operation is still underway.
A senior police officer said the bodies of the terrorists were yet to be recovered and that the exchange of fire continued.
The encounter began after militants opened fire on security forces who were carrying out a search operation in Satoora forest area of Tral, 36 kms from Srinagar.
The police officer said the search operation was launched on information about the presence of some militants there.
-2 bodies visible, some of them have entered in cave, the exchange of fire is still on. I hope some more will be eliminated: J&K DGP SP Vaid
-Exact outfit is not known. They are looking like foreign terrorists, it must be Jaish: J&K DGP SP Vaid on Tral encounter
- The J&K Police has now confirmed that around 7 or 8, not three terrorists are trapped in the encounter location in Tral. At least 2-3 have been killed, sources said. Police are also using choppers in the encounter.
Last week, seven Amarnath pilgrims were killed and 12 injured when terrorists opened fire at a patrol vehicle on the Srinagar-Jammu Highway on Monday night. The Government has since constituted a Special Investigation Team to track down the culprits, in addition to Indian Army's ongoing cordon and search operation throughout the state.