Shopian encounter: Two militants killed, two soldiers injured, Both militants were given opportunity to surrender, but they refused

Report from Kaamran Rashid Bhat;
Srinagar, Dec 26 : Two militants were killed on Saturday in an encounter that raged between security forces and militants in Kanigam village of Imamsahib belt in South Kashmir’s Shopian district on Friday.
As per reports, two unidentified militants were killed on Saturday in fresh exchange of fire while as the search operation is still going on in the area. The hiding militants were repeatedly asked to surrender but they refused and fired upon the forces. Sources said that slain militants are locals and were affiliated with Al-badr militant organization.
Earlier, on Friday, a joint team of Police, Army’s 34 RR and CRPF launched a Cordon and Search Operation on specific information about the presence of militants in that area. The joint team of forces approached towards the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon them, which was retaliated, triggering an encounter.
After initial exchange of fire, militants managed to run towards residential houses, from where they tried to escape on Friday late night and fired upon, resulting in injuries to two soldiers, who were shifted to hospital for treatment. Meanwhile, as a precautionary measure, internet services have been snapped in Shopian district.