Shopian: Two terrorists were killed in an encounter in Pulwama on Tuesday. The encounter between security forces and terrorists had started in the morning.

“One more terrorist killed during the operation in Melhora area of Shopian district. Total two terrorists have been eliminated so far. One AK rifle and one pistol recovered. The operation has concluded,” said Indian Army. One AK rifle and one pistol was recovered from the spot.

Earlier today, Army’s Northern Command had reported the killing of one terrorist in the Melhora area.

With this, four terrorists have been killed in two days in south Kashmir. A gunbattle started in Shopian district of south Kashmir on Monday which continued till Tuesday morning.

The security forces had launched a cordon and search operation at Melhora in Zainapora on Monday after getting information about presence of militants, the police said. The search operation turned into an encounter after militants opened fire at security forces’ positions, they added.

The identity and group affiliation of the terrorist is being ascertained.