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J&K: Two militants killed in encounter near LoC

Srinagar: Two militants were killed in an overnight encounter with security forces in Keran sector near the Line of Control in Kashmir as they were trying to exfiltrate to Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK), a defence spokesman said on Friday.

LOC-Kashmir-03_Shahid-Tantray_FirstpostThe two militants were killed during an operation launched by the army in Keran sector of Kupwara district on Thursday following a specific input about their movement in the area, the spokesman said.

He said the militants were trying to exfiltrate from the Valley to PoK.

The identity of the slain militants was not immediately known, the spokesman said, adding that two weapons have been recovered from the scene of the encounter.

He said the operation was in progress till reports last came in.

PTI