Two unidentified militants were killed today in an encounter with security forces in north Kashmir's Kupwara district.

The army launched a crackdown following inputs that militants were hiding in the Putshai area of Lolab in Kupwara.

He said as the search operation was going on, militants who were hiding there fired upon the forces resulting in a gun battle.

The operation is still ongoing and details of the militants are yet to be ascertained.