Two terrorists killed in Srinagar’s Rangreth encounter


Two unidentified terrorists were killed in an encounter with the security forces in Srinagar's Rangreth area, the Jammu and Kashmir police said on Monday. 

"#SrinagarEncounterUpdate: 02 unidentified #terrorists killed. Search going on. Further details shall follow," the police tweeted.

The gunfight took place after a joint team of the police and the security forces cordoned off the area and launched a search operation on the basis of specific information about the presence of terrorists.

“During the search operation, as the presence of the trapped terrorist was ascertained, he was given ample opportunities to surrender. However, he denied and fired indiscriminately upon the joint search party which retaliated, leading to an encounter,” a police spokesperson said.

Monday’s operation came a day after security forces killed a local Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) terrorist in an encounter in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district. The police said they along with the Indian Army’s 42 Rashtriya Rifle and the Central Reserve Police Force’s (CRPF’s) 130 Battalion cordoned off the Bargam area of Awantipora based on specific information.