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Two terrorists killed in predawn swoop in Kashmir

Indian security forces battle terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla district (File photo: ANI)

Two terrorists were gunned down in an encounter with the security forces today in Jammu and Kashmir’s Baramulla district, police said.

The security forces launched a predawn operation based on intelligence inputs about terrorists being holed up at Wanigam village.

Police said one AK assault rifle and a pistol have been recovered from the encounter site. Investigations are on to establish the identity of the slain terrorists.

This is the second encounter in J&K in the last 24 hours. The police and an army team in a joint operation had foiled an infiltration bid at Line of Control in Machil sector of Kupwara district yesterday. Two unidentified terrorists were killed during the operation.

Two AK assault rifles and arms and ammunition were recovered from the encounter site.

Meanwhile, a high alert has been sounded in Jammu following intelligence inputs that terrorists are preparing for some major attacks in the region.

Sources say all the Army installations along the Jammu-Pathankot National Highway were put on alert and schools inside cantonment areas in Jammu, Samba and Kathua were closed on Wednesday.