Srinagar, February 13: Two militants were killed on Wednesday in a gunfight with the security forces in a Jammu and Kashmir village in Budgam district during a cordon and search operation, police said. Incriminating material, including arms and ammunition were recovered from the encounter site in Gopalpora village of Chadoora area, an officer said.
The joint operation by the police and other security forces was launched late last night following credible inputs about the presence. The militants had triggered the encounter firing the first shot at the search party, who retaliated leading to the gun battle that left the two terrorists dead. Their bodies have been retrieved. Jammu and Kashmir Encounter: Two Terrorists Killed, Gunfight Between Security Forces and Militants Underway in Budgam.
Their identities and affiliations were still being ascertained. Citizens have been requested not to venture inside the encounter zone as it might prove dangerous due to stray explosive materials, the police said, requesting people to cooperate till the area was completely sanitised and cleared of all explosive materials.