Two militants were killed today in an encounter with the security forces in south Kashmir’s Shopian district. The operation is, meanwhile, underway in the region.
According to official sources, following a brief shoot out in the orchard area of Gahand village the two militants were killed. Their exact identities and affiliations are being ascertained.
The encounter broke out as the security forces laid a cordon and search operation in the region during wee hours on the basis of specific inputs of 2 to 3 terrorists hiding in the orchards of Gahand Harmain. As forces approached the area, the militants open fired on them, triggering a gunfight.