Srinagar: Two Indian Army soldiers on Wednesday lost their lives during a cordon and search operation in Jammu and Kashmir’s Nowshera sector. Also Read - Jammu & Kashmir: Corona Curfew Extended To All 20 Districts, Public Transport To Ply At 50% Capacity

The operation is still in progress. Also Read - Jammu and Kashmir: Two Terrorists Killed in Shopian Encounter, Search Continues

There was an exchange of fire late last night and on Wednesday morning the bodies of the two soldiers were found, a report by IANS said. Also Read - Jammu And Kashmir: Universities, Colleges And Schools Closed Till May 15

More reinforcements have been brought into the area which has been cordoned off and an operation was underway.

Nowshera is close to the Line of Control (LoC) and has remained a hotbed of militancy in the past.

On Tuesday, J&K Director General of Police Dilbag Singh said that there are 250 militants active in the state, of which 100 are foreigners and the rest are locals.