Two terrorists were killed in a gunfight with the security forces on Friday in Jammu and Kashmir, a defence official said.

Defence Ministry spokesman Colonel Rajesh Kalia said the militants were killed in an encounter in Nowgam, on the outskirts of Srinagar city.

Five soldiers were also injured in the operation which has now ended.

Kalia said two rifles were recovered from the slain terrorists. Their identities were being ascertained.

Earlier on Thursday, in a major success for the armed forces, three terrorists of a combined group of Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) and Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) were killed in an encounter with the security forces in the Shopian district of South Kashmir. In another encounter in Handwara of North Kashmir, a terrorist of LeT was eliminated.