Srinagar, Sept 10 : Two militants were killed and another surrendered in south Kashmir district of Shopian, where an encounter ensued after a patrol party was attacked.
Director General of Police (DGP) Dr S P Vaid said Army, Special Operation Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir police and CRPF launched a joint search operation at village Barbugh at Imam Sahib, Shopian, last night after a patrol party came under fire from militants.
The entire area was sealed and search operation launched, he said adding when the security forces were moving towards particular area in the village, they came under heavy fire from militants hiding there.
Dr Vaid said security forces also retaliated and in the encounter a militant was killed.
Additional security forces were rushed and cordoned around the area was further tightened to foil any attempt by militants to escape.