Acting on a tip off about the presence of militants, Rashtriya Rifles (RR), Special Operation Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir police and CRPF launched a joint search operation in village Batmuran Shopian in south Kashmir late on Monday night. All exit points were sealed, they said, adding that when the security forces were moving towards a particular area in the village, the militants hiding in a house resorted to indiscriminate firing with automatic weapons.
The operation continued throughout the night, Dr Vaid said, adding that the two militants were killed in the exchange of fire. He said bodies of both the slain militants have been recovered. One of the slain militant is a foreigner and another is a local, he said, adding that there could be one more militant in the area.A soldier was also injured in the encounter during which a house was also damaged.(UNI)