File Photo/Hilal Shah
File Photo/Hilal Shah

Two militants including one of the mastermind behind last year attack on BSF convoy in Udhampur was killed in an encounter at Wandakhpora, Awantipora in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Wednesday.

According to reports, LeT commander and Udhampur attack mastermind Abu Ukasha and another unidentified militant was killed after security forces trapped a group of militants in Wandakhpora.

Reports added that Security forces were conducting search operations in Puchal area at Awantipora when shots were heard from nearby Goripora village, a police official said.

He said reinforcements were immediately rushed to Goripora and a cordon was laid around village to prevent the militants from fleeing.

The militants opened fire at security forces, who returned it. A fierce exchange of fire is still on, the official said.

(With PTI Inputs)