Two militants were killed in a gunfight with the security forces on Thursday in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district, police said.
Following specific information about the militant presence, the security forces late on Wednesday surrounded Baghander Mohalla of Bijbehara town.
At daybreak, the militants were challenged and they fired back triggering the encounter. "Exact identities and affiliations of the slain militants are yet to be established.
Searches are underway in the area and mobile Internet services have been suspended in the district as a precautionary measure.