Srinagar, Sep 27 (UNI) Both the militants, who remained holed up in a house since last evening, were killed and four soldiers were injured in south Kashmir.
A police spokesman said 53 Rashtriya Rifles (RR) launched a joint search operation at village Kenigam in district of Pulwama last night following a tip off about the presence of two Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) militants in a house.
When the security forces were about to storm the particular house, militants hiding inside opened fire. Later the cordon around the house was further tightened and sharp shooters took position in the nearby houses after shifting the residents to safer place.
The mediapersons said there were two JeM militants--Showkat and Adnan--inside the house.
Intermittent firing between the militants and security forces continued throughout the night. Both the militants were killed.
He said three army soldiers and a police constable were injured in the encounter.
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