Two terrorists were killed in a gunfight with the security forces in north Kashmir's Bandipora on Tuesday, an official said.
According to reports, two terrorists, who were holed up inside a residential area, were killed. Two AK-47 rifles, with arms and ammunition have been recovered from the killed militants.Security forces have launched an anti-militancy operation following tip-off about the presence of militants in Hanjan area. Some gunshots were exchanged at the start of the operation. A combing operation is going on.
Following specific information about militant presence in Bonikhan village, troops of the 13 Rashtriya Rifles and the special operations group (SOG) of the state police launched the operation, the police said.
As the surrounding troops closed in on the hiding militants, they opened fire triggering the encounter.
"The militants were engaged in a sustained gunfight till two of them were killed," said a senior police officer.
"Both the slain militants were believed to be of the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) outfit. However, their exact identities were being established," he said.