SRINAGAR: Two foreign militants were killed in a gunfight with the security forces in north Kashmir's Bandipora on Tuesday, an official said.
Following specific information about militant presence in Bonikhan village, troops of the 13 Rashtriya Rifles and the special operations group (SOG) of the state police launched the operation, the police said.
As the surrounding troops closed in on the hiding militants, they opened fire triggering the encounter.
New Rs 2000 notes recovered from terrorists gunned down by Army in Bandipora(J&K) today. pic.twitter.com/l9y1xqyoem— ANI (@ANI_news) November 22, 2016
"The militants were engaged in a sustained gunfight till two of them were killed," said a senior police officer.
Arms & ammunition recovered by Army from terrorists gunned down in Bandipora (J&K) today pic.twitter.com/i1X9izIfhq— ANI (@ANI_news) November 22, 2016
"Both the slain militants were believed to be of the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) outfit. However, their exact identities were being established," he said.