May 12: On a credible input, a cordon & search operation was launched today morning at Hend-Sitapur area in District Shopian.

During the search operation, the hiding millitants fired on the search party. The fire was retaliated leading to an encounter.

In the ensuing encounter, two militants were killed and the bodies were retrieved from the site of encounter. The identities and affiliations of the killed terrorists is being ascertained.

Incriminating material including arms & ammunition was recovered from the site of encounter.

Pertinently, with the efforts of police and security forces, it was a clean operation and no collateral damage took place during the exchange of fire.

Citizens are requested not to venture inside the encounter zone since such an area can prove dangerous due to stray explosive materials.

People are requested to cooperate with police till the area is completely sanitized and cleared of all the explosive materials if any.