In the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, two terrorists were gunned down by security forces in an encounter that broke out in Darpora Nipora, Meer Bazar area of Kulgam district in the wee hours today. Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Kulgam Gurvinder Pal Singh said that a joint team of Kulgam Police, Army’s 19 Rashtriya Rifles and Central Reserve Police Force launched a joint Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) based on a specific input about the presence of terrorists in the area.
He said that as the team of security forces approached towards the suspected spot, the hiding terrorists fired upon them which was effectively retaliated triggering an encounter that resulted into the elimination of the terrorists. The identity of the terrorists is being ascertained. Arms and ammunition have also been recovered from the site of encounter. The operation is now over.