Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Awneera area of Shopian in early hours after receiving information about the presence of terrorists there, a police spokesman said.
Police said as the forces were conducting searches, the militants fired at them, triggering an encounter in which two militants and their "active associate" were killed.
PM Modi was referring to the encounter of two militants by security forces in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir, today.
Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Hindsitapur area of Shopian district in south Kashmir following specific information about the presence of militants.
The militant killed was identified as Ishfaq Ahmad Sofi alias Umar, a resident of Model Town-B in Sopore area of Baramulla district.
Arms and ammunition were recovered from the scene of the encounter, a police spokesman said.
Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Meemendar area of Shopian which turned into a an encounter after militants opened fire.
Umer Ganai, whose Lal Chowk photo recently went viral, was among those killed in the encounter.
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A civilian was also killed while four other locals were injured in the cross firing near the encounter site.
After the gunfight started, locals attempted to march towards the encounter site. However, they were intercepted by the forces, who fired pellets and resorted to baton charge.
The spokesperson said the forces retaliated the fire, leading to an encounter in which two militants were killed.
Security forces had launched a search operation in Laddi Imamsahab village after receiving inputs of presence of terrorists in the area.