Srinagar:  Two terrorists from an Islamic State-inspired group were gunned down during an encounter in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kulgam district today (May 25). The terrorists have been identified as Adil Ahmad Wani alias Abu Ibrahim and Shaheen Bashir Thoker.

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According to a report by the Hindustan Times, the duo belonged to the Shopian district of Kashmir region. Wani was active from September 12, 2017. Thoker joined the ranks on August 15 last year

Thoker had crossed over to ISJK from the Lashkar-e-Taiba.

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The duo was gunned down during an encounter with a joint team of 34 Rashtriya Rifles (RR), Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and the police in Manzgam area of Kulgam district.

More details are awaited.