Two Pakistani Jaish-e-Muhammed (JeM) terrorists were killed in an encounter between security forces and militants in Jammu and Kashmir’s Sopore town on Thursday.
A gunfight was erupted between the militants and security forces upon receiving specific information about the presence of militants. The security forces including Army, the state police’s Special Operations Group (SOG) and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), launched the search operation and cordoned off the area.
As the cordon was tightened and security forces were closed in on the hiding militants, the latter fired at the security forces triggering the encounter, in which two militants killed.
Informing about the incident Jammu and Kashmir Police tweeted, “Sopore Encounter Update. Two foreign terrorists of JeM killed. Both of them were from Pakistan. They have been identified as Ali @ Athar & Zia-ur-Rehman. Ali was mastermind behind the Sopore IED blast in which four policemen were martyred.”
Meanwhile, in another encounter at Kakriyal, two terrorists were killed and SDPO Nagrota and some jawans of CRPF got injured as the encounter is underway.
Internet services have been suspended in the area as a precautionary measure.