Jammu and Kashmir police confirmed death of two Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorists in an overnight encounter with security forces in the Sopore area of Baramulla district in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday.
According to the, the encounter broke out in the Bomai area of Sopore town Wednesday night after the security forces launched a cordon-and-search operation.
Two terrorists were gunned down by the security personnel in the operation. A civilian also sustained injuries in the exchange of fire.
The terrorists were affiliated with proscribed terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed, a senior police officer said, adding that the duo was planning attacks on civilians.
"Killed JeM terrorists were categorised & identified as Mohd Rafi of Sopore & Kaiser Ashraf of Pulwama. Terrorist Rafi was earlier booked under PSA twice. Both were involved in several terror crime cases. As per input they were planning to attack civilians in Sopore area," ADGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar tweeted.
Killed JeM terrorists were categorised &identified as MohdRafi of Sopore & KaiserAshraf of Pulwama. Terrorist Rafi was earlier booked underPSA twice. Both were involved in several terror crime cases. As per input they were planning to attack civilians in Sopore area: ADGP Kashmir https://t.co/n0JY0CLlXt— Kashmir Zone Police (@KashmirPolice) August 31, 2022
(With PTI Inputs)