Srinagar: Two militants were killed in an encounter, after security forces launched a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in south Kashmir district of Pulwama on Friday.
A police official said troops of Rashtriya Rifles (RR), CRPF and Special Operation Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir police launched a joint CASO in village Bradbadna Awantipora in Pulwama district early Friday morning, following a tip-off about the presence of militants.
Security forces sealed all exit points and launched house to house searches, he said, adding when the search party was moving towards a particular area, militants hiding there, opened fire with automatic weapons.
The official said that security forces retaliated ensuing in an encounter. "Two militants were killed in the exchange of fire," he said, adding arms and ammunition has been recovered from the encounter site.
He said the identity and affiliation of these militants are being ascertained. Meanwhile, internet mobile service has been suspended in Pulwama as a precautionary measure to prevent any rumours.(UNI)