Two militants were killed in a gunfight with the security forces in Manchowa area of Central Kashmir’s Budgam district, police said on Wednesday.
The gunfight broke out after security forces cordoned off the area and launched a search operation on the basis of a specific information about presence of militants.
As the security forces zeroed in on the spot where militants were hiding they came under a heavy fire.
The security forces retaliated, triggering the encounter.
“Two unidentified militants have been killed as the search operation is still on,” police said.