In a big success, security forces gunned down two militants on Tuesday in an encounter at Guloora area of Handwara town in Kupwara district.
The militants were from Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militant outfit and were identified as Furqan Rashid Lone and Liyaqat Ahmad Lone. One of them was among the most wanted with many criminal cases.
Both of the militants were involved in many criminal cases including in the murder of Hurriyat(G) activist Hakim-ur-Rehman Sultani.
The military is trying to flush out every militant before the beginning of winter, when infiltration is high due to thick snow.