Srinagar : On specific input generated by Anantnag Police regarding presence of terrorists in Shalgul, forest area of Srigufwara Anantnag, a joint cordon and search operation was launched by Police and 3RR in the said area.
During the search operation as the presence of terrorists got ascertained they were given an opportunity to surrender, however, they fired indiscriminately upon the joint search party, which was retaliated leading to an encounter.
In the ensuing encounter, two unidentified terrorists were killed and their bodies were retrieved from the site of encounter. The identification and affiliation of the killed terrorists is being ascertained.
In case any family claims the killed terrorists to be their kith or kin, they can come forward for their identification at PCR Kashmir.
Arms & ammunition including 02 AK rifles and other incriminating materials were recovered from the site of encounter. All the recovered materials have been taken into case records for further investigation and to probe their complicity in other terror crimes.
In this connection police have registered a case under relevant sections of law and investigation has been initiated. People are requested to cooperate with police till the area is completely sanitized and cleared off of all the explosive materials, if any.