Police official said during the searches, the terrorists hiding in a house opened fire that was retaliated by the security forces. (Photo Credit: File Photo)
At least two terrorists were killed in an encounter that broke out on Monday in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir. The security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Rehban area, following information about the presence of militants there.
Police official said during the searches, the terrorists hiding in a house opened fire that was retaliated by the security forces. "The exchange of fire was going on till last reports came in," the official said, adding further details are awaited.
India, last month, paid tribute to over 40 Central Reserve Police Force personnel who were killed last year on this day in one of the deadliest terror attacks in Jammu and Kashmir when a Jaish suicide bomber rammed a vehicle carrying over 100 kg of explosives into their bus in Pulwama. Jaish-e-Mohammed had claimed responsibility for the attack.
More than 2,500 CRPF personnel were travelling in the convoy of 78 vehicles when they were ambushed on the Srinagar-Jammu highway at Latoomode in Awantipora in south Kashmir around 3.15 pm.
Police later identified the suicide bomber as Adil Ahmed, who officials said joined the Jaish in 2018. He was driving a vehicle packed with tonnes of explosives on the wrong side of the road and hit the bus, in which 39-44 personnel were travelling.