21/04/2016 9:34 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:26 AM IST

Kupwara Emcounter: Two Terrorists Killed In Gunbattle

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Indian army soldiers take positions at Hafruda forest in Kashmir's Kupwara district, around 140 kilometres (85 miles) northwest of the main city of Srinagar, during a gunfight with militants on October 5, 2015. Suspected rebels killed four soldiers during firing overnight near the heavily militarised border dividing Kashmir between India and Pakistan, police said on October 5. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)

KUPWARA -- Security forces have gunned down two terrorists in an encounter with security forces that is underway in Lolab area of Kupwara district in Jammu and Kashmir.

The surrounding Puthshahi area has been completely cordoned off as security forces are trying to smoke out the remaining two terrorists who are still hiding in the area.

The Army and the Jammu and Kashmir police have launched a joint counter strike against the terrorist in a massive gunbattle which began early morning today.

The identities of the slain terrorists are yet to be ascertained.

More details to follow.

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