SRINAGAR: Two terrorists have been neutralised in an encounter between terrorists and security forces which broke out earlier this morning, in Awneera area of Shopian district.
Troops of CRPF 178 Battalion, SOG Jainapora, one Rashtriya Rifles carried out the cordoned off and search operation (CASO) during which the encounter occurred at 3:25 am.
The Indian Army said, “During the search operation, the troops recovered bodies of two terrorists.”
An official said that two terrorists were killed in the encounter that broke out before dawn. The identity of the slain is being ascertained, he said, adding searches are underway in the area.
However, news agency GNS quoting an unnamed police officer, identified the slain duo as Sayar Ahmad Bhat son of Sanauallah of Manchowa Kulgam and Shakir Ahmad Wagay of Awneera Shopian. Both the slain, it said, were affiliated with Ansar Gazwatul Hind (AGH) terrorist outfit and were wanted by law in several cases.
Meanwhile, mobile Internet has been suspended in the district.