Two militants of the Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) militant group were killed in an encounter in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district, the police said on Sunday.
Police said they had received a tip-off that the two Pakistani militants, Adil Pathan and Chota Burme, were trying to recruit local youth in Awantipora area.
The encounter started after a joint party of the police and army cordoned a house in Chursoo area near Srinagar-Jammu national highway, a police officer said.
Deputy inspector general (DIG), south Kashmir, Nitish Kumar said the two militants were active in north Kashmir and had recently shifted base to the south.
“They were trying to recruit local youths for JeM in a house in Chursoo. One of the youths provided us the information,” Kumar said.
“The youth who provided us the information locked the door of the room from the outside. We were easily able to zero in on them,” he said.