Srinagar, Mar 1 : Two militants were killed by Security Forces in an encounter which ensued during a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in the frontier district of Kupwara on Friday, official sources said.
According to the sources, on specific information about the presence of militants in village Kralgund Langate in Kupwara troops of Rashitriya Rifles (RR), Special Operation Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir police and Central Paramilitary Force (CPMF) launched a CASO in the wee hours.
After sealing all exit points, security forces launched house-to-house searches in the area. However, when they were moving towards particular area in the village, militants hiding there opened indiscriminate firing with automatic weapons, and the firing was retaliated, ensuing in an encounter, they said.
The bodies of the two militants killed in the encounter were recovered, they further said. The operation was still going on, the sources informed.
The internet in the area has been suspended as a precautionary measure and additional Security Forces and state police personnel have been deployed in the nearby villages to prevent any demonstration, they added. Further details about the encounter were awaited, a Police Spokesperson said. (UNI)