Srinagar: Two terrorists were killed in an encounter with security forces near the Line of Control (LoC) in Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, police said.
The encounter broke out in the Hathlanga forward area in Uri sector of the north Kashmir district. A search operation is underway in the area, they said.
“#Encounter has started between #terrorists and Army & Baramulla Police in forward area of #Uri, Hathlanga in #Baramulla district,” the Kashmir Zone Police said in a post on X.
In subsequent updates, it said two terrorists have been killed in the encounter and a search operation is underway in the area.
The identities and group affiliation of the slain terrorists are yet to be ascertained, police said.
The encounter comes at a time when an operation is underway in Anantnag district to neutralise terrorists who have taken positions in the forest area in a hilly terrain. The gunfight entered its third day on Friday. (PTI)