Two terrorists were killed today in an encounter with security forces in Pulwama district of south Kashmir, police said.

Security forces launched a search and cordon operation in Newa area of Pulwama district following information about presence of terrorists in the area, a police official said.

He said the terrorists hiding inside a house were asked to surrender but they chose to open fire on the security forces’ positions.

The security forces retaliated, which resulted in the killing of two terrorists.

Two security force personnel were hurt in the operation, the official said adding the identity and group affiliation of the terrorists was being ascertained.