Two militants were on Monday killed in a gunfight between government forces and militants in central Kashmir district of Budgam.
Official sources said following specific information about the presence of militants, a joint Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) was launched by Special Operations Group (SOG) of state police, Army and CRPF at Hapatnar, Charar-e-Sharif in Budgam Monday morning.
They said when forces were moving towards a particular area, militants hiding there, fired at them with automatic weapons. “The forces retaliated ensuing in a gunfight,” they said.
The identity of militants is yet to be ascertained.
Meanwhile internet services have been suspended in the region.