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Jammu and Kashmir: Two Terrorists Killed in Shopian Encounter, Search Continues

The search operation turned into an encounter after militants opened fire on the security forces drawing retaliation, a police official said.

Published: April 19, 2021 7:45 PM IST

By India.com News Desk | Edited by Sharmita Kar

Two Terrorists Killed in Shopian Encounter, Search Continues
The encounter broke out in Arunachal Pradesh on Saturday. (Representational Image)

Shopian: At least two militants have been killed after an encounter broke out between security forces and terrorists in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday. Security forces had launched a cordon-and-search operation in the Zeipora area of Shopian, this morning after getting information about the presence of militants there.

“One more unidentified terrorist killed (toll 2) in Shopian encounter; Search operation underway,” the Kashmir Zone Police stated in its latest reports. The police had earlier said one unidentified terrorist had been killed in the encounter.

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The search operation turned into an encounter after militants opened fire on the security forces drawing retaliation, a police official said.

As the security forces zeroed in on the spot where terrorists were hiding they came under a heavy volume of fire that triggered the encounter in which one terrorist has been killed.

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