Two militants, belonging to the Hizbul Mujahideen outfit, were on Thursday morning gunned down by the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kulgam district, police said.
“Two militants were killed in an encounter with security forces in Gopalpora area of Kulgam this morning,” a police official said.
He said one of the slain militants was involved in an attack on a bank cash van in the district on May 1 this year in which five policemen and two bank guards were killed.
“One of the slain militants was involved in the murder of five policemen and two bank guards in Pombai village in Kulgam district on May 1,” the official said.
The security forces have recovered two weapons from the site of the encounter, the official said, adding further details are awaited.