New Delhi: An exchange of fire took place between the security forces and terrorists in Awneera area of Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district on Tuesday.

Two terrorists were neutralised in the encounter. The bodies of the two terrorists have been handed over to their families.

IGP Kashmir SP Pani said, “It was a clean operation, there was no collateral damage. The final search is over, arms and ammunition have been recovered. A case has been registered and a probe is underway.”

The terrorists have been identified as Sayar Ahmad Bhat and Shakir Ahmad Wagay. They were affiliated with the militant outfit Ansar Gazwatful Hind (AGH). As per police records, both of them were inspired by the Islamic State (IS) ideology.