Published On: Thu, Sep 13th, 2018

Two terrorists killed in J&K’s Sopore encounter

Srinagar: Security forces gunned down two terrorists in an encounter in Sopore town of the state on Thursday morning.

Identity of the slain terrorists is being establised

According to defence sources, two terrorists were killed in the encounter in Arampora area. Their bodies are being recovered and a search operation in the area is on.

A police official said that the security forces comprising the Rashtriya Rifles (RR), the Special Operations Group (SOG) of the state police and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), cordoned off the area earlier in the morning upon receiving a tip-off about the presence of some terrorists.

The police official said that as the security cordon was tightened, the hiding terrorists fired at the security forces triggering an encounter in which two terrorists were neutralised.

Identity of the slain terrorists is being established, said the police official.

As a precautionary measure, authorities have suspended mobile Internet services in Sopore.

Besides that, al educational institutions have also been closed for the day in Sopore town.

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