Two terrorists were killed in an encounter with security forces on Tuesday in the Guloora area of Handwara in north Kashmir.

Army spokesman, Colonel Rajesh Kalia said that the operation is still on.

The slain terrorists have been identified as Furqan Rashid Lone and Liyaqat Ahmad Lone. Both of them were associated with Lashkar-e-Taiba.

Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in the area early Tuesday morning following specific information about the presence of militants there.

The search operation turned into an encounter after militants fired upon the forces.