India / 2 militants killed, 2 jawans injured during encounter in J&K's Shopian

Zoom News : Dec 26, 2020, 06:32 PM
Srinagar: Two militants were killed in an overnight encounter with security forces in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said on Saturday.

Security forces started the operation on Friday in Shopian’s Kanigam area. One militant was killed earlier while the other was killed at night.

J&K Police DGP Dilbagh Singh said the two militants belonged to Al-Badr militant group. However, their identities were being ascertained.

“One more militant has been killed in fresh exchange of fire with security forces in Shopian today. The number of terrorists killed in the operation now stands at two,” a police official said.

Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Kanigam area on Friday following information about the presence of militants in the area, the official said.

He said as the forces were conducting the searches, militants fired upon them.

The forces retaliated, resulting an encounter, the official said.

In the exchange of fire, one militant was killed last night, the official said, adding two soldiers were also injured in the gunbattle.