Srinagar: An unidentified terrorist was killed in an overnight encounter with security forces in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir, taking the death toll of ultras in the operation to two, police said on Saturday.
“One more terrorist 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 terrorists in the area, the official said.
He said as the forces were conducting the searches, terrorists fired upon them.
The forces retaliated, resulting an encounter, the official said.
In the exchange of fire, one terrorist was killed last night, the official said, adding two soldiers were also injured in the gunbattle.
The identity and group affiliation of the slain terrorists was being ascertained. (PTI)
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