New Delhi: Two terrorists were on Monday morning killed in an encounter between security forces and terrorists in Damhal Hanjipora area of Kulgam district, Jammu and Kashmir. Also Read - After Opening Tourism, J-K Administration to Reopen Parks, Gardens For Public From Wednesday

A cordon and search operation was launched at Khur village by a joint team of forces including 34 RR, CRPF, and Kulgam Police on specific inputs that two-three militants terrorists were held up, a police official said. Also Read - Jammu And Kashmir: NIA Announces 7th Arrest in Pulwama Attack Case, Accused Sent to 10-Day Custody

The militants were cornered and asked to surrender, but the forces retaliated when they opened fire. Two terrorists were killed in the encounter. The identity and group affiliation of the militants is being ascertained, the official said. Also Read - Jammu and Kashmir: Soldier Dies During Encounter in Goosu Area of Pulwama; One Terrorist Killed

“We have a fairly big number of terrorists who are waiting across that side to be pushed into Jammu and Kashmir. There are already around four incidents of infiltration in Kashmir valley and two to three such attempts have been made in Rajouri-Poonch area,” said J&K’s director general of police (DGP) Dilbag Singh.

The DGP also said that there have been reports of infiltration by 30 terrorists in the Valley this year, while over 240 terrorists are operating in the hinterland in Jammu and Kashmir.