Srinagar: In an encounter with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district on Saturday (July 27), two terrorists including a top Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) commander from Pakistan were killed, police said.

They said that a Pakistani national, Munna Lahori, was responsible for a series of civilian killings in Kashmir.

The second militant, an associate of Lahori, was a local militant, a police official said.

Lahori, also known as Bihari, had been used by Pakistan-based JeM terror group for the recruitment of militants, he said.

He was known for making Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs).

Acting on a tip-off about the presence of terrorists in Banday Mohalla in Bonbazar area of Shopian, security forces launched a cordon and search operation, the police official said.

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The search operation turned into an encounter after the militants opened fire, leading to their killing, he said, adding that incriminating material including arms and ammunition were recovered from the site of the gunfight.