New Delhi: Four terrorists have been neutralised by security forces and police in an encounter which broke out in Dialgam area of Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Sunday. Also Read - 2 Terrorists Killed by Security Forces During Encounter In J&K's Shopian
Earlier in the day, the forces had cordoned off the area and launched a search operation after receiving specific information about the presence of militants there. Also Read - Jammu and Kashmir: SPO, Civilian Killed as Encounter Breaks Out Between Terrorists, Security Forces in Baramulla
The search operation turned into an encounter after the militants fired upon the forces. The identities of the militants are yet to be ascertained. Also Read - 2 CoBRA Soldiers Killed in Encounter With Naxals in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur, 2 Others Injured
This comes a day after two militant associates were arrested in Kupwara district. Police had also seized arms and ammunition from their possession. They were identified as Nazir Ahmed Wani and Bashir Ahmed Wani, both residents of Sheikhpora Tarathpora in the Vilgam area of the north Kashmir district.
“On specific information, the Handwara police arrested two terrorist associates at a checkpoint established near the Kralgund-Ananwan Hajan crossing,” a police spokesperson said.
The spokesperson said incriminating materials, an AK rifle, a Chinese pistol, an underbarrel grenade launcher (UBGL) and a huge cache of ammunition were seized from their possession.
On March 9, two militants were gunned down by security forces in Shopian district.