Two militants were reportedly killed in two separate encounters in Shopian and Kupwara district of Kashmir on May 17. The fierce gunfight between the militants and the security forces took place in the wee hours of Tuesday.
The operation in Kupwara started after the police got inputs regarding the presence of terrorists in the area. The identity of the terrorist killed has not yet been established. The security forces suspect that a group of militants may have infiltrated from Pakistan occupied Kashmir.
In another encounter in Shopian district, a terrorist was killed in an overnight gunbattle and ammunition was seized.
According to latest reports, search operation is underway in the area as a couple more terrorists are believed to be hiding in Shopian.