Srinagar, Feb 13: Two Army men have been killed and two others have been injured in an encounter between militants and security forces in Kupwara district of north Kashmir. Four militants have also been killed in the encounter that has been underway from the past 18 hours.
Police assisted by Army launched a cordon and search operation at Marseri village in Chowkibal area following specific information about a group of militants hiding in a house, officials said.
Soon after the cordon was established, the search party was attacked by the hiding militants. The security forces then returned fire, they said.
Two army personnel, including an officer, were injured in the gunbattle which took place on Friday afternoon, they said.
(with inputs fromAgencies)