Two Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists have been killed in a joint operation by Jammu and Kashmir Police, Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and Indian Army at Sangam Bijbehara in south Kashmir on Saturday (22 February).
According to the police, arms and ammunition have been recovered from them. The two killed were local terrorists.
They have been identified as Naveed Bhat alias Furqan, resident of Qaimoh and Aaqib Yaseen Bhat, also a resident of Qaimoh.
Sources said the security forces had a specific input about the presence of the terrorists that triggered the encounter.
A joint team of police and army conducted cordon and search operation (CASO) after which encounter between the terrorists and the security forces broke out.
This is the second major encounter this week.
On Wednesday (19 February), security forces gunned down three terrorists including a dreaded top commander of Hizbul Mujahideen at Awantipore in the Pulwama district of South Kashmir.
(This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.)
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