Two terrorists were killed in an encounter with security forces in the Kulgam district of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday, according to the police. They were involved in the killing of government school teacher Rajini Bala.

The encounter started in the Mishipora area of Kulgam on Tuesday. It was halted at night and resumed again on Wednesday morning.

A police spokesperson said on Thursday that after an initial exchange of firing with security forces, the terrorists managed to move location within the general area of Mishipora.

The spokesperson added the security forces maintained a cordon and continued the search operation which resulted in a fresh firefight on Thursday, leading to the killing of these two terrorists.

Rajini Bala, a teacher in the Gopalpora area of Kulgam, was killed outside the government high school in Gopalpora on May 31. Her death came amid a series of targeted civilian killings in Jammu and Kashmir.

“Terrorists neutralised in Kulgam encounter today were involved in the killing of school teacher Rajni Bala,” Vijay Kumar, inspector general of police (IGP), Kashmir zone said.