J&K: Two Terrorists Gunned Down By Security Forces In An Encounter In Shopian DistrictArmy soldiers during a gun battle between terrorists and security forces in Shopian, South Kashmir (representative image) (Waseem Andrabi/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

Two terrorist have been killed in an ongoing encounter with security forces in South Kashmir's Shopian district, police said on Tuesday (20 October).

The gunfight started on Monday after security forces cordoned off an area in Melhora and launched a search operation on the basis of a specific information about militant presence.

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. One terrorist was killed on Monday (19 October) evening, the other early Tuesday following overnight stand-off.

"Two unidentified terrorists have been killed in the Shopian encounter. Searches are underway," the police said.

The joint operation has been undertaken by the Indian Army, Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and Jammu and Kashmir police in Shopian district.

Security personnel have recovered an AK assault rifle and a pistol during the search operation.

(With inputs from IANS)

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