Two militants killed in encounter

Two militants killed in encounter

Acting on an information about the presence of militants, a joint operation party of Rashtriya Rifles and police launched a cordon and search operation in Sarawa forest belt in the district early this morning, a senior army officer of 16 Corps said.

During the search operation, militants fired on the troops, who retaliated resulting in the fierce gunfight, he said, adding that in encounter, which was still on, two militants have been killed.

The identity of militants have been established as Noman and John Mohmmad, possibly of Hizb-ul-Mujahideen outfit, he said, adding that recoveries from the spot included an AK rifle, two magazines, one grenade among other things.

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