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Two Jaish militants killed in Shopian

Published Feb 27, 2019, 10:59 am IST | Updated Feb 27, 2019, 11:36 am IST

Two Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) militants were killed on Wednesday in an encounter with security forces in Shopian district

Two Jaish militants killed
Two Jaish militants killed

Srinagar, Feb 27: Two Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) militants were killed on Wednesday in an encounter with security forces in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said. Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Meemendar area of Shopian following information about presence of militants there, the officials said. They said the search operation turned into an encounter after militants opened fire towards the security forces, who retaliated.

The two militants were killed in the ensuing gunfight. The officials said the slain militants were affiliated with proscribed Jaish-e-Mohammad. Arms and ammunition were recovered from the scene of the encounter, he said, adding further details are awaited.

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