Srinagar: Two militants were killed on Tuesday in a gunfight with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Sopore district. According to police, the ultras were killed in Nowpora village in Tujjar area. “Searches are still going on in the area,” a police officer said.Also Read - Has 3rd COVID Wave Arrived in India? Karnataka Among Several States to Report New Variant AY.4.2

Earlier in the day, authorities had closed educational institutions and suspended mobile Internet services in Sopore town after the exchange of firing began. It must be noted that soldiers from the Rashtriya Rifles, the Special Operations Group (SOG) of the police and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) started a search operation in Nowpora following a tip off about the presence of militants there. The militants fired at the security forces, triggering the gunfight. Also Read - CRPF Recruitment 2021: Salary up to Rs 85000 Per Month, Apply Now For 60 Specialist MO & GDMO Posts on crpf.gov.in

On September 23, an encounter broke out between security forces and terrorists in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir during wee hours. The incident came two days after three Jammu and Kashmir policemen were abducted and brutally killed by terrorists in Shopian district. Also Read - JKBOSE 12 Date Sheet 2021 Released For Kashmir Division, Exams to begin from THIS Date | Check How to Download

Briefing about the matter, a police official said that a cordon and search operation was launched in Dar Ganie Gund village in Tral’s Aribal area in the south Kashmir following specific intelligence inputs about the presence of militants in the area. The encounter broke out after the militants fired upon the forces who retaliated, he added.