SRINAGAR: Two militants were killed in the ongoing encounter with security forces in south Kashmir's Kulgam district on Sarurday.
A police official said acting on specific information about presence of militants, police, CRPF and army launched a joint search operatiom in Hardmand Guri, Manzgam village of Kulgam in the early hours today.
He said the militant group trapped in the area was responsible for killing of three civilians recently. The police official said militants hiding in the area fired on security forces after finding themselves trapped.
The fire was returned by troops, trigerring an encounter. The police official said that in the ongoing gunfight two militants have been killed so far and operation is going on. It is the first gunfight in Kulgam after about 11 months.