J&K: Two Terrorists Gunned Down By Security Forces In An Encounter In Budgam District

J&K: Two Terrorists Gunned Down By Security Forces In An Encounter In Budgam DistrictIndian Army carrying out an encounter. (Representative Image)

Two terrorists have been killed in an encounter that started between terrorists and security forces on Tuesday (27 October) evening at Mochua area in Central Kashmir's Budgam district, officials said.

The firefight between terrorists and a joint team of security forces - Jammu and Kashmir Police, 50 Rashtriya Rifles (RR) and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) - took place after security forces cordoned off the area and launched a search operation on the basis of a specific information about presence of terrorists.

As the security forces zeroed in on the spot where terrorists were hiding they came under a heavy volume of fire that triggered the encounter.

"Two unidentified terrorists have been killed as the search operation is still on," police said.

Earlier on Monday (26 October), one terrorist was killed while another surrendered before the security forces during an encounter in Pulwama district's Awantipora area.

The Indian Army said the terrorist responded to the surrender appeals and was apprehended.

(With inputs from IANS)