Srinagar:Two Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) militants were on Tuesday killed and as many security force personnel were injured in an encounter which ensued during a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in the south Kashmir district of Pulwama, official sources said.
Acting 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 Zantarag, Khrew, in Pulwama district on Tuesday.
However, an encounter ensued after security forces came under fire from militants, they said, adding additional security forces were rushed to further cordon the area.
''Two militants were so far killed,'' they said, adding that the body of the militant has not so far been recovered.Two security personnel were injured, they said, adding the operation was going on when the reports last came in.
Three militants of Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) were killed by security forces in an encounter in south Kashmir district of Shopian on Monday.(UNI)