Two unidentified militants killed in Heff Shirmal area of South Kashmir’s Shopian: Watch

New Delhi, Jan 22: Two unidentified militants have been killed in an ongoing counter militant operation in Heff Shirmal area of South Kashmir’s Shopian district this morning. Security sources said that that a joint team of Army, Para troopers and J&K Police launched cordon and search operation in Heff Shirmal on the basis of credible input about the presence of a group of militants in the area.
They said that as the forces intensified the searches and zeroed in on the suspected place, the hiding militants opened indiscriminate fire on them triggering off a fierce gunfight leading to killing of two militants in the initial phase of operation.

They said that intermittent exchange of gunfire is going at the encounter site.
Earlier, sources said that five to six militants were believed to be trapped in the area.

They said that the identity and group affiliation of the slain militants is being ascertained.

Meanwhile, the authorities have snapped mobile internet services in the district. There was report of tension gripping the area and other places in the district after news spread about killing of militants.