New Delhi: Two militants were killed in an encounter with the security forces in the Bandipora district of Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday morning.

As the surrounding troops closed in on the hiding militants, they opened fire triggering the encounter.

“The militants were engaged in a sustained gunfight till two of them were killed,” said a senior police officer.

“Both the slain militants were believed to be of the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) outfit. However, their exact identities were being established,” he said.