BANDIPORA — Two unidentified militants were killed in a gunfight that broke out between militants and government forces in Watrina village of north kashmir’s Bandipora district on Sunday.
A senior police officer, who was part of the operation said, that the government forces including army’s 14RR launched a cordon-and-search-operation (CASO) in Watrina area this morning, following inputs about the presence of militants.
He said the search operation turned into a gunfight after militants opened fire at a search party of the forces, who retaliated. In the exchange of firing, two unidentified militants were killed.
The officer added that the militants were repeatedly asked to surrender, however, they refused to do so and fired upon forces which was retaliated resulted in the killing of two militants.
The Jammu and Kashmir Police in a tweet said: “BandiporaEncounterUpdate: 02 unidentified #terrorists killed. Search going on. #Incriminating materials including #arms & ammunition recovered.”