Srinagar: Two terrorists have been killed in the ongoing encounter in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag which started around 5.30 am, state police informed.
The militants reportedly affiliated to the Islamic State Jammu and Kashmir (ISJK).
“Encounter at Khiram Srigufara on, two terrorists down, firing still continues. Unfortunate we lost one colleague of J&K Police,” Director General of Police (DGP) SP Vaid wrote on Twitter. In another tweet, the DGP informed that the terrorists were reportedly from the ISJK.
Security forces had launched a cordon and search operation in Khiram in Srigufwara area of the south Kashmir district after receiving specific intelligence input about the presence of militants in the area.