At least two terrorists were killed in an encounter with the security forces at Guloora area of Handwara in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara district.

Director General of Police (DGP) , Jammu and Kashmir, Shesh Paul Vaid confirmed the same and tweeted, ” Two terrorists were killed in an encounter with J&K Police/ Security Forces in Lolab Kupwara few minutes back.”

The security forces have cordoned off the area and search operations are underway.

The exchange of fire between the terrorists and the security forces took place during Naka checking. The suspects were arrested when they were trying to infiltrate the border and were handed over to the police for further interrogation.

The encounter comes days after terrorists opened fire on security forces, deployed at the Kandahar general road in Maidanpora area of Kupwara district. They also snatched an INSAS rifle from a security official.

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