Two militants were killed in a gunfight with goverment forces at Safanagri area in south Kashmir’s Shopian district on Tuesday pre-dawn hours.

Official sources said that a joint team of army and SOG launched a cordon-and- search operation at Safanagri following specific inputs about the presence of some militants.

As such the joint team of forces intensified the searches and fired some warning shots towards the suspected spot, the hiding militants opened fire triggering off a gunfight. Two militants have been killed in the gunfight, they said.

Two militants were killed and they were identified as Mohammad Idrees Sultan alias Chota Abrar son of  Mohammad Sultan resident of Safanagri Shopian and Amir Hussain Rather alias Abu Sobaan son of  Mohammad Amin Rather resident of  Awneera Shopian. They were affiliated with proscribed militant outfit HM and were involved in attacks on security establishments and many other civilian atrocities in the area. Pertinently Idress was a deserter from Army.No collateral damage took place during the operation, the spokesman said.