Srinagar: Two unidentified militants were on Thursday killed in an encounter with security forces in Uri area of north Kashmir's Baramulla district, officials said.
"Two militants were killed during an anti-insurgency operation in Uri area," Senior Superintendent of Police Baramulla Anand Jain said.
The police is trying to ascertain the identity and group affiliation of the two slain militants, he said.
Police and army troops launched a joint operation in Choun village of Uri this morning following specific information about the presence of militants in the area.
As the security forces were closing in on the location of the militants, the ultras opened fire following which the security forces retaliated, resulting in the death of the two militants, they said.

Two rifles, ammunition recovered in Rajouri
Moreover, a militant hideout was on Thursday busted by a joint team of police and army and two rifles were recovered from it in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir.
Acting on a tip off, troops of 63 Rashtriya Rifles and police launched a search operation in Kotranaka area of the district, an army official said.
Two .303 rifles and 93 rounds of ammunition, wrapped in a cloth and buried in the ground, were seized, they said.


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