Srinagar, Apr 22: Two militants were killed in an encounter with security forces Saturday evening in central Kashmir district of Budgam.
Official sources told UNI that following specific information about presence of militants in village Hayatpora in Budgam, 53 Rashtriya Rifles (RR), CRPF and Special Operations Group (SOG) of state police launched a joint search operation in the area.
When security forces were moving towards a particular area, militants hiding there, fired at them with automatic weapons.
The security forces also retaliated ensuing in an encounter, they said, adding two militants were killed in the gunfight.
They said after clean sweeping the area, the operation has been called off.