Published On: Thu, Dec 13th, 2018

Two terrorists gunned down in North Kashmir’s Baramulla district

Srinagar: Two terrorists were killed in an overnight encounter with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Sopore, two terrorists were killed.

Identity and group affiliation of the neutralised terrorists was being ascertained

According to a police official on Thursday, following information about presence of terrorists in Brath Kalan area of Sopore in North Kashmir’s Baramulla district, the security forces launched a cordon and search operation on Wednesday evening .

He said that as the cordon was tightened around the terrorists hideout, the hiding terrorists started firing to break the security cordon and escape.

However, in the encounter that ensued following indiscriminate firing by the terrorists, two terrorists were killed, said the police official adding that the operation was still in progress as intensive search was on in the area.

He said that the operation was carried out by the 179 Battalion of CRPF, Special Operation Group (SOG) of the state police, the 22 RR and the CRPF Range Quick Action Team.

The police official said that the identity and group affiliation of the neutralised terrorists was being ascertained.

Large quantity of arms and ammunition including two AK series rifles were recovered from the encounter site.

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