Srinagar, Oct 14: Two militants were killed in a brief encounter, which ensued after security forces launched a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in south Kashmir’s Shopian district on Wednesday.
Official sources said that following specific information about presence of militants, troops of Rashtriya Rifles (RR), CRPF and Special Operation Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir police launched a joint Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in orchards at Chakura, Shopian.
However, when the security forces were moving towards a particular area in the orchards after sealing all exit points, militants hiding there, opened fire. “Security forces retaliated ensuing in an encounter, ‘ he said.
Officials said that two militants were killed in brief exchange of fire when they tried to break the security cordon and flee. “The identity of the militants is being ascertained,” they said.
Officials said security forces have been deployed in strength in adjoining areas to prevent any law and order problem.