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Bodies of two terrorists have been recovered in Pulwama's Tral town following an exchange of fire between terrorists and security personnel, Jammu and Kashmir Police said on Wednesday.
The police further informed that they have recovered arms and ammunition, including M4 and AK 47 rifles and other incriminating materials from the site of the encounter.
The dead terrorists have been identified as Showkat Ahmad, a resident of Tral, and Usman from Pakistan.
In its statement, the state police said, "The terrorists were affiliated with proscribed terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) and the same group was involved in a series of attacks and firing on the security forces' camp from a distance, in recent times. They were also involved in many other civilian atrocities in the area. The police investigation has started."
The Police have also cautioned citizens not to venture near the encounter zone as stray explosive materials can prove to be dangerous.
"People are requested to cooperate with police till the area is completely sanitised and cleared of all the explosives materials if any," the police said.