Srinagar | Jagran News Desk: In another huge success, the security forces on Tuesday gunned down two terrorists, who were responsible for the killing of CRPF personnel and five-year-old child in Jammu and Kashmir's Bijbehara district three days ago.

In a statement, the security forces said that a joint search operation was launched by the Indian Army, CRPF and the Jammu and Kashmir police at the Waghama area in the Anantnag district after they received specific information about the presence of militants in the area.

The search operation turned into an encounter after militants fired upon a search party of the forces, who retaliated, the officials noted.   

"In an encounter at Waghama Bijbehara, two terrorists who killed a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawan and a five-year-old boy three days back at Bijbehara, have been eliminated," news agency ANI quoted Director General of Jammu and Kashmir police Dilbag Singh as saying. 

Meanwhile, the security forces said that they have recovered an INSAS and a pistol from the site of the encounter.

This is the second encounter in Anantnag in less than 24 hours. The security forces had on Monday gunned down three terrorists, including a top Hizbul Mujahideen commander named Masood Ahmed Bhat, at the Khul Chohar area. After the encounter, the security said that an AK-47 assault rifle and two pistols were recovered from the site.

"With today’s operation at Khulchohar area of Anantnag by Police along with Local RR unit in which 2 LeT terrorists including one district commander and one Hizbul Mujahideen commander Masood were neutralised, Doda dist in Jammu Zone becomes totally militancy free once again," Singh had said earlier.

Earlier on Saturday, the Jammu and Kashmir police had said that 29 foreign terrorists are active in South Kashmir, adding that the security forces are fully ready to deal with them.

"Our security forces, especially SOG boys, are well trained and have been working for the last 25 years and we have developed an expertise in dealing with them. What matters is the pinpoint information and once we get it, we will neutralise them,Inspector General of Police (IGP), Kashmir, Vijay Kumar had said, as reported by news agency PTI.  

Posted By: Aalok Sensharma