The security forces had launched a cordon and search operation in Bhagatpura in Handwara area of the district based on a specific intelligence input about the presence of terrorists there, he said.
As the security forces were conducting the search operation, terrorists fired upon them, the official said.
The security forces retaliated and in resulting encounter, two terrorists were killed, the Army official said.
The gunfight is over and the area is being sanitised, the official said.
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