Two terrorists of the Hizbul Mujahideen militant group were gunned down in an encounter with security forces in Anantnag district of south Kashmir. Search operation to nab other terrorists hiding in the area is underway.
The encounter was reported from Muniward-Harnag area of Anantnag district. Security forces surrounded Binpora village in Khanabal area following information about presence of militants.
Two to three militants were believed to be trapped in a house as the exchange of fire continued.
The operation was carried out by the police, Army and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF).
"As the joint forces of the Rashtriya Rifles (RR), special operations group (SOG) of state police and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) approached the house, the holed-up militants fired upon them triggering the encounter which is now going on," a police officer said.
Mobile internet services have been suspended in the district as a precautionary measure. Train services from Baramulla to Banihal have also been halted.