Srinagar: Two Al-Badar militants were killed in an encounter with security forces in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said on Sunday.
Acting on reliable inputs about the presence of militants, a cordon and search operation was launched by security forces in Rebban area of Zainapora in the south Kashmir district.
A police spokesman said that as the search operation was going on, the hiding militants opened fire on the search party. In retaliation, the security personnel gunned down two militants
The slain ultras have been identified as Nawaz Ahmad Wagay, a resident of Rebban Zainapora and Yawar Wani, a resident of Batnoor Litter Pulwama.
“Both the killed terrorists were affiliated with proscribed terror outfit Al-Badar. They were involved in a series of terror attacks on security establishments and many other civilian atrocities in the area,” the spokesman said.
Arms and ammunition were recovered from the site of encounter. No collateral damage took place during the encounter, the spokesman added.