The gunfight started late on Sunday after security forces, including the Rashtriya Rifles (RR), Special Operations Group (SOG) of the state police and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), surrounded the village following a tip off that JeM militants were hiding in Pinglan village.
The terrorists detonated an improvised explosive device (IED) planted in a car, which was parked on the road from where 70 vehicles carrying CRPF troopers were to pass. As soon as the convoy got near the car the terrorists triggered the blast and opened fire on the vehicles, which were going towards Srinagar from Jammu.
Police said the precise identity of the slain terrorists was being ascertained. "Arms and ammunition have been recovered from their possession," an officer said.
Two terrorists were shot to death, the official said, adding that their identities and group affiliation were being ascertained.
There were reports of at least five to six terrorists, including some top commanders of Hizbul Mujahideen being trapped in the cordoned off limits.
Six terrorists were killed in Anantnag district in a gunfight with the security forces.
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