Two militants have been killed in an encounter with security forces in Hajin area of Jammu and Kashmir’s Bandipora district on Thursday, Kashmir Zone Police said. A search is still under way.

Director General of Police SP Vaid had earlier said one militant was killed in the encounter. “The body of second terrorist [was] recovered from the encounter site,” police said. The militants are yet to be identified.

Senior Superintendent of Police (Bandipora) Sheikh Zulfikar Azad said militants fired upon a joint search party of Army and police. The team was on a search operation in Parra Mohalla area of Hajin, according to GNS. Security forces had received information about the presence of militants in the area.

Azad said the area has been cordoned off and search operations are going on.

Authorities have suspended internet services in Hajin and adjoining parts of Bandipora due to the gunfight, reported GNS.