Following a tip about the presence of terrorists, security forces launched a search operation in Lal Chowk area in Anantnag district on Wednesday, a police official said.
The search operation took a steep turn after terrorists started firing at the security forces. Two terrorists, belonging to the LeT, were killed in the cross-fire, the official said.
#Visuals from #JammuAndKashmir: Two terrorists have been gunned down in the encounter which started in Anantnag this morning. The encounter has concluded, combing operation is underway. (visuals deferred by unspecified time) pic.twitter.com/CR9G2Lzm6M— ANI (@ANI) July 25, 2018
Both of them belonged to Lashkar-e-Taiba and one of them has been identified as Bilal Ahmad Dar. Identity of the other terrorist is yet to be discovered, said Jammu and Kashmir official.
Meanwhile, an exchange of fire between terrorists and security forces was also being reported from Keran sector along the Line of Control in North Kashmir’s Kupwara district.
Both the encounters came a day following an army jawan’s death after the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) party at Srinagar’s Batmaloo was attacked by the terrorists on Tuesday.