Two militants were killed in an ongoing gunfight in Hajin area of north Kashmir's Bandipora district on Tuesday, police said.
A senior police official of the district said that two foreign militants have been killed in the encounter in Boni Khan mohalla of Hajin. "Operation has been called off. The identities of militants are being ascertained," he said.
He said that 13 RR and Special Operations Group (SOG) of J&K Police had cordoned off the area during night after inputs about presence of two militants hiding in a residential house. "Exchange of fire started at around seven in the morning."
Meanwhile, protests erupted in main chowk Hajin.
Hundreds of villagers gathered in main chowk hajin amid pro-freedom slogans to protest the militant killings.
Clashes were going on at the time of filing of this report.