J&K: Security forces gun down two militants in Sopore

The Pakistan Army also violated ceasefire in the Mankot sector area along the LoC of Poonch on Sunday

The two terrorists gunned down belonged to Hizbul Mujahideen terror outfit.

Earlier, security forces in Baramulla district had started cordon and search operations in Sopore's Shangergund area after reports of two terrorists hiding in the area. The two terrorists were later identified as "Divisional Commander" of the terror group Pervaiz Ahmad Wani and Naeem Ahmad Najar. The terrorists were wanted in multiple cases.

The entire area was sealed and residents were directed to remain indoors.

After the encounter of Fayaz, mobile internet services were temporarily suspended in Shopian and Kulgam districts in wake of protests. He was involved in killing of two police personnel in Handwara market in 2013. Meanwhile militants today afternoon hurled a grenade on paramilitary CRPF men in Qazigund area of Anantnag district in south Kashmir, resulting in injuries to three personnel.

He said as the forces were conducting the search operation, the militants fired upon them.

A search operation has been launched in the area to nab the attackers.

He said Parveez was involved in a series of civilian and Policemen killings and various attacks on Police and other security forces.

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