Two militants belonging to the proscribed Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) were killed in police encounter in Jammu and Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Thursday.
According to reports, the encounter broke out between the militants and security forces in the Sopore area of the district.
The slain militants have been identified as Mohd Rafi, a resident of Sopore and Kaiser Ashraf, a resident of Pulwama.
"Killed JeM terrorists were categorized and identified as Mohd Rafi of Sopore and Kaiser Ashraf of Pulwama. 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: Jammu and Kashmir Additional director general of police (ADGP) Kashmir V Kumar said.
Earlier ADGP Kashmir informed that two terrorists killed in the encounter were affiliated with the JeM terror outfit.
A civilian was also injured during the encounter and has been shifted to Srinagar hospital where his condition is said to be stable, he said.