Police and Security Forces during the preceding night jointly launched search operation based on credible inputs about the presence of militants at Galoora area of Langate in Handwara.
During the searches, militants fired on the search party, which was retaliated leading to an encounter. In the ensuing encounter two militants were eliminated. The identity of killed militants is being ascertained.
Arms and ammunition was also recovered from the site of encounter. Search in the area is going on.
Police has registered a case in this regard and the investigation has been initiated in the instant matter.