Srinagar: Two militants were killed in a fierce encounter which ensued on Saturday morning during a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in the outskirts of Srinagar.
Based on a credible input about the presence of militants in Khonmoh area of District Srinagar, a CASO was launched today morning jointly by Police and security forces in the area, police said.
As the searches were going on, the search party was fired upon by the militants. The fire was retaliated leading to a gunfight.
In the ensuing encounter, two militants were killed and the bodies were retrieved from the site of encounter. Their identities and affiliations are being ascertained, police added.
Incriminating material including arms and ammunition were recovered from the site of encounter. Police has registered a case and initiated investigation in the matter.
Police also issued an advisory to citizens not to venture inside encounter zone since such an area can prove dangerous due to stray explosive materials. People are requested to cooperate with police till the area is completely sanitized and cleared of all the explosive materials if any.