Jammu and Kashmir: 2 terrorists killed in encounter with security forces in Shopian

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 11 June 2019, 08:29 AM
Two terrorists killed in encounter with security forces in Shopian
Two terrorists killed in encounter with security forces in Shopian

Two terrorists were killed in an encounter with security forces in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir Tuesday, police said. Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Awneera area of Shopian in early hours after receiving information about presence of terrorists there, a police spokesman said.

He said the search operation turned into an encounter after terrorists opened fire towards security forces. "Two terrorists were killed in the retaliatory firing by the security forces. Arms and ammunition were recovered from the scene of the encounter," he said. The spokesman said the identity and the group affiliation of the terrorists were being ascertained.

On June 8, a Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorist was killed in an encounter with the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district on Saturday, police said. Acting on inputs, a cordon-and-search operation was launched in the forests of Nowgam in Dooru area of the south Kashmir district, a police spokesperson said.

During the search, the militants fired on the search party, which retaliated. One militant was killed and the body was retrieved from the encounter site, the spokesperson said. The militant has been identified as Iqbal Ahmad, the official said.

According to the police records, Ahmad was affiliated with the JeM and was part of a group involved in the planning and execution of a series of terror attacks in the area. Many cases were registered against him, the spokesperson said.

Arms and ammunition were recovered from the encounter site, the spokesperson added. 

First Published: Tuesday, June 11, 2019 07:04 AM
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