The security forces have gunned down two militants after a fierce gunfight in Sopore township of Baramulla district, Jammu and Kashmir, police said on Monday.

The fierce encounter started early morning during a cordon and search operation after the security forces received information about the presence of militants in the area.

Just as the area was being cordoned off, the militants opened fire on the forces and an intense gun fight ensued.

The militants were trapped and finally killed after about an hour of shooting.