2 militants killed in encounter with forces in Kulgam

Two militants were killed in an encounter with security forces in Kulgam district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said today.

Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Khudwani area of Kulgam district yesterday following specific information about the presence of some militants there, a police official said.

During searches, the militants opened fire at the security forces who retaliated, leading to a gunfight.

Two militants were killed in the encounter, he said adding their identity and group affiliation was being ascertained.

More details are awaited…..