Security Forces on Thursday late night neutralised four Jaish-e Mohammed terrorists, who had gone missing since Wednesday.
These included two SPOs who had decamped with their weapons and later joined the terror outfit in Pulwama district in Jammu and Kashmir.
A state police source claimed late evening that the operation is now over and the security forces were looking to sanitise the place.
The deceased have been identified as Ashiq Ahmad, Imran Ahmad, Shabir Ahmad (Deserted SPO) and Salman Khan (Deserted SPO). There are no reports of injury on the security persoonel side.
Four rifles including two AK-47s have been recovered from the encounter site.
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On Thursday evening, the security forces had launched a cordon and search operation in Panjran area of Pulwama, following inputs about the presence of the terrorists.
A gunfight broke out as the terrorists opened fire at the security forces, who retaliated, the official said.