Shopian, November 18: Based on a credible input about the presence of militants, a cordon and search operation was launched by Police and security forces at the strike of dawn today in Rebban area of Zainapora in District Shopian.
As the search operation was going on, the search party was fired upon by the hiding militants . The fire was retaliated leading to an encounter.
In the ensuing encounter, two militants were killed and the bodies were retrieved from the site of encounter. Their identities are being ascertained.
Incriminating materials including arms and ammunition were recovered from the site of encounter.Police has registered a case and initiated investigation in the matter.
Pertinently no collateral damage took place during the encounter.
Citizens are once again requested not to venture inside the encounter zone since such an area can prove dangerous due to stray explosive materials.
People are requested to cooperate with police till the area is completely sanitized and cleared of all the explosives materials if any.