Two militants killed in a gunfight with the government forces in Sopore area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Thursday were affiliated with Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT).

A police official identified them as Owais Bhat and Tahir Ahmad Dar both local residents.

He said the duo killed in an overnight gunfight with the forces in Gund Brath village was affiliated with LeT.

The gunfight broke out last night following a search operation launched by the forces.

The official said as the forces approached the suspected spot, the hiding militants opened fire, triggering a gunfight.

The operation, he said, was resumed today morning after being halted for the night due to darkness.