Aasif Suhaf, Srinagar: Two unidentified terrorists were killed during an early morning encounter at the Bijbehara area of Anantnag in southern Kashmir.
Arms and ammunition have been recovered from the slain terrorists. The identification of the terrorists killed during the gunfight are being ascertained.
The encounter broke out between the terrorists and the security forces in Waghama area in Bijbehara belt of south Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Tuesday morning.
Official sources said that two terrorists have been killed in the exchange of fire and a search operation is on in the area.
Earlier a joint team of police, army and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) launched a cordon and search operation upon receiving specific information about the presence of terrorists in the area. As the joint team of security forces approached the suspected spot, the hiding terrorists fired upon them, which prompted a retaliation, triggering an encounter.
Sources said that a terrorist associated with the Islamic State in Jammu and Kashmir (ISJK) is among the slain. According to the police, this terrorist was involved in an attack on the CRPF in Bijbehara last Friday.
A CRPF soldier and a 5-year-old were killed in that terrorist attack.
This is 17th encounter in the Kashmir valley in the month of June in which so far 52 terrorists have been killed.