Srinagar: Two militants were on Thursday killed in a firing between security forces and terrorists in Baratkalan-Gund Mohalla of Sopore. The encounter started yesterday but continued till today morning. However, the operation has now concluded. Arms and ammunition were recovered from the custody of the terrorists. Also Read - 'J&K up For Sale': Omar Abdullah, Mehbooba Mufti Slam Centre Over New Land Law

A search and cordon operation has been launched in the area. Further, internet services have been suspended keeping security in mind. Also Read - You Can Buy Land in Jammu And Kashmir Now, Home Ministry Issues Gazette Notification

J&K police told ANI that they acted in accordance with the tip-off received regarding the presence of militants in the area. “Based on credible input about presence of terrorists in Brath Kalan area of Sopore, a search op was launched by Police & security forces jointly in the area y’day evening. As the searches were on, search party was fired upon by hiding terrorists. Fire was retaliated (sic),” the police said.