Srinagar: Two militants were killed in an encounter with security forces in Nowgam area of the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir on Friday morning, police said.
Defence Ministry spokesman Colonel Rajesh Kalia said the militants were killed in an encounter in Nowgam, on the outskirts of Srinagar city.
Security forces had launched a cordon and search operation in Nowgam area following information about presence of militants there, a police official said.
He said the two militants were killed in the ensuing encounter and their identity and affiliation were being ascertained. Five soldiers were also injured in the operation which has now ended.