Anantnag, June 17: Two militants were killed by security forces in an encounter which ensued during a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in this south Kashmir district early on Monday, official sources said.
Two soldiers, including an officer were injured in the encounter, they said.
They said acting on a tip-off about the presence of militants at Bidroo Akingam, Anantnag troops of Rashtriya Rifles (RR) and Special Operation Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir police launched a joint search operation early this morning.
"Two militants were killed and their bodies were recovered in the operation. However, when security forces were searching the area there was fresh firing from militants still hiding there. Two soldiers, including an officer were injured in the exchange of fire, who were later shifted to Army hospital," sources added.
The operation was still going on when the reports last came in, they added. Meanwhile, internet mobile service has been suspended as a precautionary measure to prevent spread of rumours.
Additional security forces and state police personnel have been deployed outside the cordoned off areas to prevent demonstration, official sources said. (UNI)