Srinagar:Two militants were killed on Saturday in an encounter which ensued during a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in south Kashmir district of Shopian, official sources said.
They said on a tip off about the presence of militants, troops of Rashtriya Rifles (RR), Special Operation Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir police and CRPF launched a joint search operation at village Gahand, Shopian early Saturday morning.
However, when the security forces were moving towards a particular area in the village, militants hiding in an orchard opened fire with automatic weapons. The fire was returned ensuing in an encounter, they said adding two militants were killed.
The operation was still going on when the reports last came in, they said adding large number of security forces have been deployed in the nearby villages to prevent demonstrations.
Meanwhile, mobile internet service has been suspended in the area as a precautionary measure to prevent any rumours.(UNI)