Kulgam: Two terrorists including a top HM commander were killed in an encounter in Madergam area of South Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Sunday.

Srinagar based news agency Kashmir Scroll quoted top police officer as saying that on Saturday afternoon following inputs about the presence of terrorists, a joint team of forces launched a cordon and search operation in the Madergam.

As the joint team of forces zeroed towards the suspected spot, hiding terrorists fired on the team, which was retaliated and triggering a gunfight.

During the gunfight, two terrorists were killed who both are residents of Shopian district, he said.

One among the slain was HM commander Aadil Hussian Wani resident of Kutipora Shopian while the other one was identified as Faisal Bashir Lone of Kanipora Shopian, he added.

He said that search operation in the area is still going on.