Two suspected militants were killed in an encounter with security forces in a village in Bandipora district of Jammu and Kashmir, ANI reported. The gunfight took place in Lawdara village, about 55 km from Srinagar. One militant was killed on Sunday evening and another on Monday morning.

Unidentified officials told PTI that the encounter started when security forces launched a search operation after specific information about presence of militants. A gunfight reportedly ensued after the militants opened fire at the security personnel.

The identities and affiliations of the deceased militants are yet to be ascertained.

More details are awaited.