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2 militants killed in encounter with security forces near Srinagar

Srinagar: Two militants were killed in an encounter with security forces on the outskirts of Srinagar on Saturday, police said.

Security forces launched a cordon-and-search operation in the Ranbirgarh area on the outskirts of the city this morning following specific information about the presence of militants there, a police official said.

He said as the forces were conducting the search, militants fired upon them.

The forces retaliated, ensuing a gunfight, the official said.

He said the identity and group affiliation of the militants were being ascertained.

The search operation is going on and further details were awaited.

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