Two militants were killed in an encounter with security forces in Nathi Pora area of Sopore in Kashmir, news agency ANI reported on Thursday. More militants are suspected to be present in the area. According to PTI reports, security forces had launched a cordon-and-search operation in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district at around 3:30 am after receiving information about the presence of militants there, a police official said. The militants opened fire at the forces, triggering the gun-battle, he said.
The encounter comes barely a week after Sabzar Bhatt, Burhan Wani’s successor was gunned down and six other militants were killed in a separate incident.
This is a developing story. More details are awaited.