Two terrorists and a ‘hardcore’ associate were killed in an encounter with the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district. Security forces launched a cordon-and-search operation at Goripora area of Pulwama’s Awantipora. The operation began after security forces received information about the presence of terrorists in the area. The search operation turned into an encounter after terrorists fired upon forces who then retaliated. The identity and group affiliation of the terrorists are yet to be ascertained.