2 Militants killed by security forces in gunfight in J&K’s Shopian

Two militants were killed on Tuesday in a gunfight between the security forces and holed up militants in J&K’s Shopian district. The encounter started late Monday evening. Both the militants are reportedly locals.

The search operation is currently underway.Police sources said 2 militants were killed today in a pre-dawn encounter in Awneera village of Shopian district.

According to the police sources, “Security forces started a cordon and search operation in Awneera village of Shopian district yesterday evening following information about some militants hiding there.”


They said, “When challenged today morning, the hiding militants opened fire, triggering an encounter in which one militant has been killed.” The two slain militants have been identified as Sayar Ahmad Bhat, son of Sanauallah of Manchowa Kulgam, and Shakir Ahmad Wagay of Awneera Shopian in Jammu and Kashmir.

The two were affiliated with Ansar Gazwatul Hind militant outfit. They were wanted in several cases.




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