Amidst escalating tensions between India and Pakistan, two Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorists, including a Pakistani national, were killed on Wednesday in an encounter with security forces in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir, the police said.
Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Meemendar area of Shopian following information about presence of terrorists there, a police spokesperson said.They said the search operation turned into an encounter after terrorists opened fire towards the security forces, who retaliated.
The two terrorists were killed in the ensuing gunfight, he said. “Their bodies were retrieved from the site of encounter. Both were affiliated with proscribed terror outfit JeM,” the spokesperson said. One of the slain terrorist was identified as Suhail Nazir Mir, a resident of Saidapora Payeen area of Shopian and the other was identified as a Pakistani national.
Incriminating material, including arms and ammunition, was recovered from the site of the encounter, the spokesperson said, adding that the police has registered a case and initiated investigations.