Security forces gunned down two suspected militants on Wednesday night in Jammu and Kashmir’s Qaziabad forest. A group of suspected militants had targeted an Army patrol team in Handwara on Wednesday night, prompting retaliatory fire.

“The fire was retaliated and a gunfight triggered in the area,” an unidentified official told The Tribune. “The exchange of fire continued for some time.”

Security officials found arms and ammunition at the site, the daily reported.