Encounter underway in J&K's Sopore
Encounter underway in J&K's Sopore

Two militants were killed in an encounter on Saturday morning in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla district.

The incident was triggered after a joint team of army and police was conducting search operations in Thak-Gund village in Sopore on a tip-off that militants were hiding there. The search prompted the militants to fire at the security forces, resulting in the encounter, PTI quoted a police spokesman as saying.

The slain militants were yet to be identified and the search operation was continuing, the report added.

Earlier, in January, a Lashkar-e-Taiba's (LeT) terrorist was gunned down by security forces in Sofi Hamam locality of Sopore town in Jammu & Kashmir's Baramulla district in a similar encounter where militants hiding in a house open fired at army personnel, triggering an encounter in which the militant was killed.

Arms and ammunition were also recovered from the hideout.