Srinagar: Two militants were killed in an encounter with security forces during a siege and search operation in Bandipora district of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday. A senior police officer said that on the basis of intelligence inputs about the hideout of militants in Lavdara of Bandipora, the National Rifles, Special Operations Group of Jammu and Kashmir Police and Central Reserve Police Force personnel conducted a joint operation late on Sunday night. When the security forces closed all exit routes, the militants opened fire on them.
Security forces also retaliated which triggered the encounter. He said that additional security forces from nearby camps were sent to the spot to seal the area and thwart the terrorists’ attempts to escape. The encounter continued till morning in which two militants were killed. They have not yet been identified.