Baramulla, May 30: Two militants were killed in an encounter which ensued after security forces launched a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) on Thursday in the apple township of Sopore in north Kashmir district.
Official sources said troops of Rashtriya Rifles (RR), CRPF and Special Operation Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir police launched a CASO at Dangerpora, Sopore, following a tip-off about the present of militants in the wee hours on Thursday.
All the exit points were sealed and house to house search was launched. When security forces were moving towards a particular area militants hiding there fired at them with automatic weapons.
They said the security forces retaliated ensuing in an encounter. 'Two militants were killed in the gunfight.' Arms and ammunition have been recovered from the encounter site.
The internet mobile service has been suspended in Sopore as a precautionary measure to prevent spread of rumours, the sources said. (UNI)