Shopian, November 4: In a major breakthrough for security forces, two terrorists were killed in an encounter with Security forces in Khudpora village of Shopian, Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday. Meanwhile, two other terrorists managed to escape from the encounter site. The slain terrorists have been identified as Mohd Irfan Bhat of Hizbul Mujahidin outfit and Shahid Mir, who was part of case FIR 201/2004 under section 7/25 Arms Act of police station Shopian for a terrorist-related incident.
On Saturday, security forces carried out a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) based on a tip-off about the presence of militants in the area. “As the search operation was going on, hiding terrorists fired on the search party. The fire was retaliated leading to an encounter.” a police spokesman said. Jammu & Kashmir: 4 Terrorists Neutralised by Security Forces In Anantnag Encounter.
Following the attack by terrorists, civilians from the nearby area were evacuated. Post-encounter police recovered two dead bodies of terrorists from the site. Arms and ammunition were recovered from the site of encounter. Police have registered a case and initiated an investigation into the matter.