Two suspected militants, believed to be members of the Hizbul Mujahideen, were killed in an encounter with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kulgam district early on Monday. The third was caught alive and arrested, as well, PTI reported.
Security forces cordoned off Kulgam’s Khudwani region to carry out a search operation after receiving intelligence that militants were in the area, a police spokesperson said. He added that the encounter started after the militants began to shoot at the officers.
They are trying to verify the identities and affiliation of the militants. Director General of the Jammu and Kashmir Police, SP Vaid, said they had recovered two weapons from the militants shot down.
On Sunday, two local militants, also believed to be members of the Hizbul Mujahideen, were killed in a gunfight with security forces in Shopian district. The third had surrendered.