Two militants were on Monday killed in an encounter which ensued after security forces launched a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in south Kashmir district of Shopian.
Official sources said that following specific information about the presence of militants, troops of Rashtriya Rifles (RR), Special Operation Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir police and CRPF launched a joint CASO at Zeipora in Shopian today.
However, militants opened indiscriminate firing with automatic weapons when security forces were moving towards a particular area after sealing all exit points, they said.
They said security forces retaliated ensuing in an encounter, adding two unidentified militants were killed in the exchange of fire.
Meanwhile, mobile internet services were suspended and additional security forces were deployed in the nearby areas to prevent any law and order problem.