Two terrorists belonging to the Hizbul Mujahideen outfit were killed in an encounter with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Wednesday.

“The two slain militants were affiliated with the Hizbul Mujahideen outfit. Their identities are being ascertained,” police sources said.

An exchange of fire got underway between the terrorists and security forces in Gopalpora area of Kulgam after the forces started a search operation in the area following reports of the presence of militants.

The police sources said that searches were still going on at the site and the security operation in the area has not been called off yet.

As a precautionary measure, authorities have suspended mobile Internet services in Kulgam district.