Shopian: Two militants have been killed in a pre-dawn encounter at Hind Sitapora area of South Kashmir’s Shopian on Sunday.
Reports said that a joint team of forces including the army’s 34RR and SOG Shopian cordoned off Sitapora after having credible input about the presence of some militants in the area.
As the joint team of forces intensified searches towards suspected spot the hiding militants fired upon government forces triggering an encounter.
A senior Police official confirmed that two militants have been killed in an exchange of fire between militants and government forces. He said two dead bodies have been retrieved whose identification is being ascertained.
Sources identified the killed militants as Policeman turned militant namely Tariq Ahmad from Khasipora Shopian and Basharat Ahmad Shah from Nikloora Pulwama. (KNO)