26/06/2016 11:14 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:27 AM IST

Two Militants Killed In An Ongoing Encounter In Baramulla

Mukesh Gupta / Reuters
An Indian army soldier climbs up stairs to take his position on the rooftop of a residential house outside the Indian Air Force (IAF) base at Pathankot in Punjab, India, January 3, 2016. Indian security forces battled into Sunday evening to secure an air base near the border with Pakistan, a day after a militant attack that has killed seven military personnel and wounded another 20. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta

Baramulla -- As many as two militants were killed in an encounter that broke out between them and the security forces near the Line of Control ( LoC) in Uri sector of north Kashmir's Baramulla district.

An army officer said that the soldiers of 17 JAK RIF and Baramulla Police who were manning the Lachipora forest area of Uri intercepted a militant group late yesterday evening.

"After being challenged, the suspected militants opened fire on the forces triggering off an encounter. So far, two militants have been killed during the gunfight," he said.

The encounter is currently underway.

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