Two top Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists were killed in an encounter with security forces in Kulgam district of south Kashmir on Monday morning.
On a tip off that the two terrorists were hiding in a house at Qaimoh, 70 km from Srinagar, police assisted by security forces cordoned the village in the wee hours.
As the joint search party came near the house, the terrorists opened indiscriminate fire prompting the police to retaliate. In the ensuing gun battle, the two terrorists were killed, Superintendent of Police, Kulgam, Keshav Ram told PTI.
The terrorists were identified as Ashraf Maulvi and Raouf Ahmad Bhat.