At least two militants were killed by the security forces on Monday in a brief encounter in the Handwara area of Kupwara district in north Kashmir, police said, as reported by PTI. Unidentified militants opened fire at a police check post at Sultanpora in the Zachaldara area of Handwara, 100 kms from Srinagar, a police official said. The policemen retaliated, killing the two militants, he added.
The identity and group affiliation of the slain militants is being ascertained, the official said.
More details awaited.