SRINAGAR: Two separatist guerrillas of theLashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) were killed in a gunfight in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, Armysources said.

Armymen during a gun-battle with militants at a forest area in Poonch district, J&K. File photo

“On specific information about the presence of some terrorists, troops of the counter insurgency Rashtriya Rifles and police surrounded a house in Dura (Litter) village of Pulwama district late Friday,” Lieutenant Colonel J S Brar, spokesman of the Army’s Srinagar based 15th corps, said.

“The hiding terrorists were challenged to surrender on Saturday morning, upon which they opened fire at the surrounding troops, triggering an encounter.

“Two terrorists identified as Ashiq and Mudasir of LeT outfit have been killed in the encounter which has ended now.”

The security forces did not suffer any damage in the gunfight although the house in which the guerrillas were hiding was damaged in the exchange of gunfire between the security forces and the guerrillas.