2 terrorists gunned down in encounter in J&K

Srinagar: The Army said today that a militant was killed in an overnight encounter with security forces in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir, taking the death toll of ultras killed in the operation to two.

According to officials, security forces launched a cordon and search operation at Melhura in Zainapora area of Shopian on Monday evening following information about presence of militants in the area.

They said the search operation turned into an encounter after militants opened fire at security forces’ positions.

One militant was killed in the initial exchange of fire between the two sides last evening, while another ultra was shot dead today morning, they added.