Srinagar: Two militants were killed on Tuesday in a gunfight with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Sopore district. According to police, the ultras were killed in Nowpora village in Tujjar area. “Searches are still going on in the area,” a police officer said. Also Read - Black Day Observed Across Jammu and Kashmir To Mark Pakistan's Invasion in 1947

Earlier in the day, authorities had closed educational institutions and suspended mobile Internet services in Sopore town after the exchange of firing began. It must be noted that soldiers from the Rashtriya Rifles, the Special Operations Group (SOG) of the police and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) started a search operation in Nowpora following a tip off about the presence of militants there. The militants fired at the security forces, triggering the gunfight. Also Read - Jammu and Kashmir: Police Inspector Shot Dead by Militants in Anantnag District; Area Cordoned Off

On September 23, an encounter broke out between security forces and terrorists in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir during wee hours. The incident came two days after three Jammu and Kashmir policemen were abducted and brutally killed by terrorists in Shopian district. Also Read - Jammu and Kashmir: Terrorists Lob Grenade at Security Forces Deployed in Tral, Jawan Injured

Briefing about the matter, a police official said that a cordon and search operation was launched in Dar Ganie Gund village in Tral’s Aribal area in the south Kashmir following specific intelligence inputs about the presence of militants in the area. The encounter broke out after the militants fired upon the forces who retaliated, he added.