"In the wee hours on Wednesday, two unknown terrorists were killed in Macchil Sector in an encounter with troops," an Army spokesman said.

The spokesman did not specify whether the slain militants were infiltrating from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir or were already operating locally.

"In spite of heavy involvement of Army in relief and rescue operations, the troops deployed on Line of Control area are vigilant," he said.

The spokesman said the operation in Macchil sector is still in progress and further details are awaited.

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