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The encounter broke out between security forces and militants in the Budgam district after the police launched a search and cordon operation.
Two terrorists were killed in an encounter in Jammu and Kashmir's Budgam district on Monday.
The encounter broke out between security forces and militants after the police launched a search and cordon operation.
#WATCH Encounter underway between terrorists and security forces in Zinpanchal, Chari Sharief in Budgam district; 2 terrorists have been neutralised. #JammuAnd Kashmir (Visuals deferred by unspecified time) pic.twitter.com/mKMJorc4IQ— ANI (@ANI) January 21, 2019
The operation was launched in Hapatnaar area of Budgam District following information about the presence of militants in the area, a police official said.
The search operation turned into a gunbattle after militants opened fire on security forces, the official added.
52 Rashtriya Rifles, Budgam police and CRPF personnel are involved in the operation against the terrorists.
(With inputs from agencies)