Two Lashkar-e-Toiba militants were killed in a gunbattle with security forces in Rajouri district on Friday.

Acting on a tip off about the movement of militants in Kanthole Gundi—Darrutelna in Kalakote, 130 kms from here, police assisted by Rashtriya Rifle and CRPF personnel launched a cordon operation.

An encounter soon broke out around 0830 hrs in which two militants have been killed, police said.

Both of them are Pakistanis and believed to be a part of the group that infiltrated from across the border in Akhnoor on March 23.

With today’s killing, 14 militants have been killed in the past one week in Rajouri district.All the slain militants belong to LeT.

Six LeT militants of Pakistani origin, who had escaped from Triyath forest after a brief encounter three days ago, were killed by security forces in Rajouri district on Thursday.

A search team of police assisted by army, special operation group (SoG) and CRPF tracked down the militants who had escaped from Triyath forest on March 30 following a brief encounter with the security personnel.

A jawan had been killed and Station House Officer of Daramshal Police Station Inspector Showkat Ali was injured in that incident.

Two militants of this group were killed in Dharamshal area on Saturday last while four were killed in Kandi Bhudal belt of Rajouri district on Wednesday.