Three unidentified terrorists were killed in an encounter with security forces on Sunday in the Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir even as another gun battle raged on in the nearby Anantnag district.
“Police & security forces made sincere efforts to take surrender of newly recruited #terrorist. Parents also made appeals but other terrorists didn’t allow him to #surrender,” the police said in a tweet on Sunday morning.
According to police officials, they launched a search operation in Hadipora area of the south Kashmir district based on specific information about the presence of terrorists. When the forces were conducting the search, terrorists fire upon them. The forces retaliated, after which the encounter began, the official said.
In the past 48 hours, the security forces killed 12 terrorists in encounters at separate locations in Jammu and Kashmir. The identity and group affiliation of the slain militant is being ascertained.