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.Also Read - Jammu And Kashmir: Two LeT Terrorists Who Killed Bihar Labourers Gunned Down in Encounter
“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. Also Read - Jammu and Kashmir: Police Intensify Searches, Tighten Security After Terrorists Kill Civilians In Valley
The search operation turned into an encounter after militants opened fire on the security forces drawing retaliation, a police official said. Also Read - Jammu And Kashmir: Valley Sees Exodus of Workers After Migrant Labourers' Killings
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.