Srinagar, April 09:

In the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, seven terrorists among terror outfit Ansar Gazwat-ul-Hind chief were gunned down by security forces in two different encounters in south Kashmir since last evening.

In the first encounter, five terrorists were killed in Shopian encounter that started yesterday afternoon, after a joint team of J&K Police and security forces launched a search operation on the basis of specific input about the presence of terrorists in the town.

Meanwhile, in another encounter , two terrorists among terror outfit Ansar Gazwat-ul-Hind Chief Imtiyaz Shah have been killed at Nowbugh Tral in Awantipora area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district this morning.

DGP J&K Dilbag Singh said Both the ongoing Ops at Shopian & Tral are over. 5 terrorists in first & 2 in second operation neutralised. 7 AK & 2 pistols recovered. With these encounters & elimination of 7 terrorists, terror group Ansar Gazwat Ul Hind wiped out in Kashmir.