Jammu and Kashmir police on Saturday said that a Pakistani militant of the Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) outfit was among two ultras killed in an encounter with security forces in Kulgam district.
According to a police official, security forces launched a cordon and search operation in the Mirhama area of Kulgam in south Kashmir following inputs about the presence of militants there.
He said the search operation turned into an encounter after the hiding militants fired at the security forces.
In the ensuing exchange of fire, two militants were killed, the official added.
Inspector General of Police (IGP), Kashmir, Vijay Kumar, said one of the slain ultras was a Pakistani national and belonged to the JeM outfit.
"One #Pakistani #terrorist of proscribed #terror outfit JeM killed. #Operation in progress," Kumar wrote on Twitter.
#KulgamEncounterUpdate: 01 more #terrorist killed (Total 02). #Operation in progress. Further details shall follow.@JmuKmrPolice https://t.co/3LyjoHgb2b— Kashmir Zone Police (@KashmirPolice) April 23, 2022