Kashmir: A joint team of Army and Special Operations Group (SOG) cordoned off the Drusoo village late Thursday night. The terrorists were located early morning, after which the forces ambushed the terrorists in this town of the Baramulla district in north Kashmir.

While confirming the death of two terrorists, DG SP Vaid tweeted, “Two bodies of terrorists recovered from (the) encounter site in Sopore, operation concluded.”

The security forces laid concertina wires and installed generator sets for lighting purpose in the village amid cordon and search operation (CASO), sources told MyNation. During the CASO, the hiding terrorists opened fire on the forces, triggering off a gunfight.

SSP Sopore Javid Iqbal confirmed to MyNation that a CASO was launched at Drusoo village following specific information about the presence of two militants inside a residential house. He also said, “Two of our jawans, one from Army and one from SOG have been injured in the encounter.” He also said that a fresh exchange of firing resumed at around 9:15 AM and ended at 11.56 AM with the recovery of bodies of two terrorists.

Meanwhile, sources told MyNation that both the terrorists were local terrorists and were missing from past few days. One of them, Khursheed Ahmad Malik, is an engineer who joined terror ranks just days ago.

Khursheed had left his home days ago after which his sister and mother had, through an emotional video, appealed to him to shun the path of guns and return home.

Khursheed, who hailed from the Arwal village of Pulwama, was a BTech student who had, after defying his family's emotional appeal, joined a gang of terrorists.