Two militants killed in encounter

Two militants killed in encounter

Army troops crossing the river Jehlum to join their collegues engaged in a fierce gunbattle with Hizb-ul-Mujahideen militants at Boniyari in Sumbal, J & K on Wednesday. PTI

The encounter broke out in a forest area of Kulgam, 70 kms from here, when security forces launched an operation following specific information about presence of militants, a defence spokesman said.

The militants hiding in the forests opened fire on the search party and in the ensuing gunfight two militants were killed, he said.

The identity of the slain militants is yet to be ascertained.

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