Two militants killed encounter with security forces in J-K

Srinagar: Two militants were killed in an encounter with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district on Friday, police said.

Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in the Dairoo area of Shopian in south Kashmir in the morning following specific information about the presence of militants there, a police official said.

He said the search operation turned into an encounter after militants fired upon security forces, who retaliated.

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In the ensuing gunfight, two militants were killed, the official said, adding their identity and group affiliation is being ascertained.

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