Two terrorists were killed in an encounter in Awantipora in South Kashmir on Tuesday.

According to Jammu and Kashmir Police, an encounter broke out between security forces and terrorists in the Rajpora area of Awantipora on Monday evening.

The slain terrorists have been identified as Shahid Rather, a resident of Tral and Umar Yusuf, a resident of Shopian. Shahid was involved in the killing of a woman named Shakeela of Aripal and a government employee Javid Ahmed of Lurgam Tral, said Vijay Kumar, Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmir.

Police also recovered incriminating materials including two AK 47 rifles from the spot. The search operation is underway. Further details are awaited. (ANI)