2 militants killed in encounter with security forces in J-K's Shopian
An unidentified militant was killed in a brief gun battle with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district on Saturday, police said.
Srinagar, Nov 4: Two terrorists were killed in an encounter between security forces and terrorists in Shopian's Khudpora village yesterday. They have been identified as Mohd Irfan Bhat of Hizbul Mujahideen & Shahid Mir. Two terrorists managed to escape. Meanwhile, arms & ammunition have also been recovered, according to a report in ANI.
Earlier, security personnel launched a cordon and search operation in the Khudpora area of Shopian following information about the presence of militants there, a police official said.
He said the search operation turned into an encounter as militants opened fire upon the personnel who then retaliated.
Two militant were killed, the official said, adding that incriminating materials, including arms and ammunition, were recovered from the scene of the encounter.