Security forces launch search operations in Old Barzulla area of the town here within the early hours of Monday morning after receiving specific inputs about the presence of militants within the area, a police official said.
He said around 7:45 am, when the searches were happening, militants fired upon the forces.
The forces retaliated, ensuing an encounter, the official said.
Two militants are killed within the gun fight, the official said.
The operation goes on and further details are awaited, the official added.
However, earlier, military officer of Police, Kashmir, told reporters near the encounter site that one among the 2 militants trapped was a Pakistani militant and Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) commander named Saifullah, who was involved in several recent attacks on security forces in and around Srinagar.