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

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

One more terrorist was killed in an ongoing encounter at Zainpora in South Kashmir's Shopian district taking the toll to two. The gunfight, which started on Tuesday (28 April) evening and stopped during the night resumed Wednesday (29 April) morning.

"Op Melahura (Shopian). One more terrorist killed (Total Two terrorists eliminated). Joint Operation in progress," Army said in a brief statement.

A third terrorist is also believed to have been killed in the encounter, but the body has not been retrieved yet.

"Operation at Melhura Shopian continued through the night. Two terrorists killed. Bodies recovered. For Third search is on," a police statement said.

On Tuesday security forces had a specific input on Wednesday about the presence of a group of three terrorists in the area. As the cordon was tightened the hiding militants fired at the security forces that triggered the encounter.

One terrorist was killed on Tuesday. The joint operation was conducted by the police and the Army.

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