Two suspected militants were killed in a gunfight with security forces on Saturday in Kanigam area of Shopian district in Jammu and Kashmir, ANI reported.

Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in the area in South Kashmir following information about the presence of militants in the area, the Hindustan Times reported, quoting a police official. He said the militants fired at the security forces, who retaliated and the gunfight ensued.

Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police Dilbag Singh both of them were affiliated with Al-Badr militant outfit, adding that two Army soldiers were injured in the gunfight. “Operation is still underway,” Singh added. “No casualty from our side.”

The police have not identified the militants yet.