Published On: Wed, Oct 24th, 2018

Security forces kill two terrorists in an encounter in Nowgam near Srinagar

Srinagar: Security forces on Wednesday morning killed two terrorists in a fierce encounter in the outskirts of Srinagar city.

It was a clean operation as there was no collateral damage

A senior police official said that security forces after receiving specific input about presence of some terrorists in the area, started searches early in the day for the hiding terrorists in Sathu area of Nowgam.

He said that with security cordon getting tightened, the hiding terrorists fired at the security forces triggering an encounter that continued for a brief period during which two terrorists were killed and there after the gunfight ended.

It was a clean operation as there was no collateral damage, said the police official.

Incriminating materials including arms and ammunition have been recovered from the encounter site.

Though the encounter has ended, a combing operation was underway, said the police official adding that some locals as usual resorted to stone pelting at the security forces.

The identity of the slain terrorists is being established.

However, the police suspect both of the neutralised terrorists as locals.

As a precautionary measure, the authorities have ordered closure of schools and colleges in Srinagar city with mobile Internet services having been suspended.

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