Srinagar, May 3: Two militants were killed by security forces in an encounter which ensued during a Cordon and Search Operation on Friday in south Kashmir district of Shopian, official sources said.
Shopian along with Pulwama is going to polls in the third and final phase of voting in Anantnag Parliamentary constituency on May 6. First two phases in the constituency in Anantnag and Kulgam were held last month. According to the official sources, troops of Rashitriya Rifles (RR), Special Operation Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir police and CRPF launched a joint search operation at Imamsahib Shopian, following a tip-off about the presence of militants in the wee hours today.
However, when the security forces were moving towards a particular area, militants hiding there opened fire, they said adding troops also returned the fire ensuing in an encounter. A militant was so far killed and operation was still going on when the reports last came in. Two to three militants are holed up in the area, they added.
Official sources said two to three militants are reportedly trapped in the area. Additional security forces have been deployed in the nearby areas to prevent any demonstration. Meanwhile, mobile internet has been snapped in the area to prevent spread of rumours. UNI