SRINAGAR: Two Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militants were killed on Thursday in a gunfight with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla district.
Police sources said the killings took place in Dangarpora village in Sopore area. "Exact identity of the slain militants is being ascertained but both of them belong to the LeT outfit. Search operation is on at the encounter site," a police officer said.
Security forces on Thursday carried out a search operation in Sopore. Troops from the Rashtriya Rifles, the Special Operations Group of the police and the Central Reserve Police Force launched the operation after getting information about the presence of militants in the village.
Authorities have suspended mobile Internet services in Sopore and also closed educational institutions as a precaution.