Jammu | Jagran News Desk: The security forces on Monday morning killed four terrorists in an encounter at Pinjora area of Shopian district in Jammu and Kashmir, said the police.

The officials said that they received information that some terrorists were in Shopian's Pinjora, following which the Indian Army and Jammu and Kashmir Police launched a cordon-and-search operation on Monday morning.

"Four terrorists have been killed in the ongoing encounter in Pinjora area of Shopian district. Police and security forces are carrying out the operation," the Jammu and Kashmir Police said in a statement, as reported by news agency ANI.

The officials said that the militants attacked the security forces after the launch of the search operation in the area, adding that the operation has been concluded.

This is the second encounter in the Shopian district in the last 24 hours. On Sunday evening, the security forces eliminated five Hizbul Mujahideen militants, including a top commander of the outfit, in an encounter in the district.

The Jammu and Kashmir Police on Sunday had said that the security forces had launched a search operation after getting credible information that some terrorists were hinding in Shopian's Reban region. The terrorists opened fired after the security forces cordoned off the area, the police said.

"Terrorists opened fire when we started a search operation today morning. In retaliatory fire, five terrorists including two commanders were killed. No collateral damage has occurred during the operation," news agency ANI quoted Vijay Kumar, Inspector General of Police, Kashmir Zone as saying.

The police said that huge amount of arms and weapons were recovered from the area, adding that all the recovered material have been taken into case records for further investigation and to probe their complicity in other terror crimes.

According to an India Today report, the security forces recovered three AK-47 rifles and two pistols from the area on Sunday's operation.  

Posted By: Aalok Sensharma