Srinagar: Police and Security Forces in the wee hours today launched a cordon and search operation at Shartgund Bala area of Qalamabad in Handwara.
During the searches, the hiding militants fired on the search party which was retaliated leading to an encounter. Consequently the civilians in the nearby areas were evacuated. Further following the SOP attempts to make the militants to surrender failed, police said.
In the encounter, two militants were killed. In the operation no collateral damage has taken place. Identities of both are being ascertained, police added.
Incriminating materials including arms and ammunition were recovered from the site of encounter.
Police has registered a case in this regard and the investigation has been initiated in the instant manner.