Two militants killed in encounter

SRINAGAR: Two militants were killed today in an encounter with security forces in Shopian district, police said.

Based on a credible input about presence of militants, a cordon and search operation was launched by security forces at dawn in Rebban area of Zainapora in the south Kashmir district, a police spokesman said.

He said as the search operation was going on, the search party was fired upon by hiding militants.

The fire was retaliated leading to an encounter in which two militants were  killed, the spokesman said.

He said the bodies were retrieved from the site of encounter and their identities are being ascertained. (AGENCIES)