Srinagar: Two militants were reportedly killed and two security force personnel injured on Saturday in an encounter in south Kashmir district of Pulwama.Mobile internet service has been suspended in Pulwama to prevent spread of rumours, 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 Sirnoo in Pulwama early this morning.
All exit points were sealed. When the security forces were moving towards a particular area in the village, the militants hiding there opened indiscriminate firing with automatic weapon, which was retaliated, ensuing in an encounter.Two security force personnel were injured. Two militants were also reportedly killed in the encounter, sources said, adding that bodies have not been recovered so far.
The operation was going on when the reports last came in, they said, adding that internet mobile service has been suspended in the district to prevent spread of rumours.A police spokesman said operation was going on and details are awaited.(UNI)