Srinagar: Two militants were killed in an encounter with security forces in Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir Monday, police said.
Security forces launched a cordon and search operation early Monday morning in Srigufwara area of Anantnag district following information about the presence of militants there, a police official said.
He said the search operation turned into an encounter around 6:40 am when the hiding militants opened fire on the security forces, who retaliated.
Police sources said the encounter which started early morning ended with the killing of both the terrorists in Sirhama. One of the slain militants is a local while the second one belongs to Pakistan. Arms and ammunition have been recovered from them.
On receiving specific inputs about the presence of terrorists in the area, the security forces zeroed in on the spot and came under heavy firing which triggered the encounter. It was a joint operation by the police and the army.
In the ensuing gunfight, two militants were killed and incriminating material, including arms and ammunition, were recovered from the site of the encounter, the official said.
He said the search operation in the area was underway.