A search operation turned into an encounter after militants opened fire towards security forces positions.
Srinagar: Two terrorists have been killed after an encounter broke out on Thursday between militants and security forces in the Hajin area of Bandipora district of Jammu and Kashmir. The operation is ongoing.
Security forces had launched a cordon and search operation in Hajin area following information about presence of militants there, a police official said.
He said the search operation turned into an encounter after militants opened fire towards security forces positions.
Director General of Police (DGP) of Jammu and Kashmir, Shesh Paul Vaid had earlier tweeted stating that one terrorist had been killed and that the exchange of fire was ongoing.
One terrorist killed, exchange of fire going on. https://t.co/M5ns8pBTfb— Shesh Paul Vaid (@spvaid) August 30, 2018
The body of a second terrorist was later recovered from the encounter site. The encounter is ongoing.
Inspector General of Police in Kashmir, SP Pani said that arms and ammunition have also been recovered.
"On the basis of specific input an operation was launched in Hajin by Army, CRPF and Police. Two terrorists have been killed and search operation is underway," he said.
(With inputs from agencies)