Jammu And Kashmir: Security Forces Gun Down Two Terrorists In An Encounter In BandiporeIndian Army in Jammu and Kashmir. (Representative Image)

One more terrorist was killed in Kashmir's Bandipore on Monday (11 November), taking the number of slain terrorists in the encounter that started on Sunday (10 November) to two. The identity of the slain ultras is being ascertained, police said.

According to the police, the encounter started late on Sunday afternoon, following a tip-off about the presence of three Lashkar militants in the area in Vijhara area of Bandipore, North Kashmir. It is a joint operation by the police and the Army.

Official Twitter handle of Chinar-Corps of Indian Army tweeted that weapon and warlike stores have been recovered from the neutralised terrorists.

"ONE more terrorist (total TWO) eliminated in Bandipora. Weapons & warlike stores recovered. Operation in progress," Chinar Corps of Indian Army tweeted.

A joint team of Army, Special Operations Group (SOG) and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) launched a cordon and search operation on the basis of specific inputs about presence of terrorists in Vijhara Lewdara area of the district late last afternoon.

As the forces approached the suspected spot, the hiding terrorists fired upon them triggering retaliation leading to an encounter, reports AIR News.

One of them had been killed last evening while the remaining one holed up there was killed in the morning hours today.

With the killing of these two, the toll of slain terrorists has reached 14, who were killed in seven separate encounters in south, central and north Kashmir areas since 5th of August when Centre revoked J&K’s special status under Article 370 and bifurcated state into two union territories.

(With inputs from IANS)

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