Two unidentified militants have been killed by security forces in an encounter that broke out in Budgam district of Jammu and Kashmir.
Security forces launched a cordon-and-search operation at Moachwah in Chadoora area of Budgam district around 7 pm, following information about the presence of militants there, a police official informed.
He said the search operation turned into an encounter around 9 pm after militants opened fire at security forces positions.
The gun battle lasted for nearly four hours.
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The identity and group affiliation of the slain militants was being ascertained, the official said, adding preliminary investigation suggests that one of the slain ultras was a foreigner.