Srinagar, Jan 12 : Two terrorists have been neutralised in the encounter that broke out between security forces and terrorists in Katapora area in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Saturday.
Police sources said the terrorists were killed in Katapora village of Yaripora area in Kulgam.
Security forces started a cordon and search operation in Katapora village following information about the presence of terrorists, the sources said.
“The identity of the slain terrorists is being ascertained,” a source said.
Clashes between stone-throwing youth and security forces have started near the site of the gunfight.
Security forces are using tear smoke to drive away the protestors.
“As the cordon around the hiding terrorists was tightened, they fired at security forces, triggering an encounter”, the police said.