Srinagar:Two militants were killed in an encounter which ensued after Security Forces launched a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in south Kashmir district of Shopian, a Defence ministry spokesperson said on Wednesday.With this, 17 militants have been killed in seven operations during the last 10 days in Kashmir valley.
Colonel Rajesh Kalia told UNI that following specific information about presence of militants, a joint CASO was launched by Special Operations Group (SOG) of J&K police, Army and CRPF at Melhora in Shopian on Tuesday evening.
However, when the Security Forces were moving towards a particular area, militants hiding there, fired at them with automatic weapons.
He said the security forces retaliated ensuing in an encounter, adding one militant was killed in the exchange of fire.
''One more militant was killed in the overnight gunfight,'' he added.
Additional security forces were rushed last night to the area to foil any attempts by militants to escape, sources said.''The operation was still going on when the reports last came in,'' they added.(UNI)