J&K: Two terrorists killed in encounter at Gopalpora area of Kulgam district

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India May 22, 2019, 09.18 AM(IST)

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As the cordon around the hiding terrorists was tightened, they fired at the security forces triggering an encounter in which one militant has been killed.

Two terrorists were killed on Wednesday by security forces in an encounter which ensued during a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in the south Kashmir district of Kulgam, official sources said.

They said troops of Rashtriya Rifles (RR), Special Operation Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir police and CRPF launched a CASO at Gopalpora, Kulgam following a tip-off about the presence of terrorists. 

As the cordon around the hiding terrorists was tightened, they fired at the security forces triggering an encounter in which two terrorists have been killed.The slain terrorists belonged to Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) outfit. Their exact identity is being established.

"Operation is still going on", a police source said.

As precautionary measure authorities have suspended mobile Internet services in Kulgam district.

(With inputs from agencies)