Two more militants have been killed in an encounter at Chadoora area of central Kashmir's Budgam district on Monday, taking the death toll of militants to three.

A senior police officer told India Today that the operation has been concluded with the killing of two more militants.

"Among the slain militants, two are said to be foreigners (Pakistanis). One among them is a local from neighbouring Pulwama district namely Firdous Ahmad Mir," the officer said.

The officer added that the identity of the remaining two are being ascertained.

Earlier, a joint team of army, SOG and CRPF following a specific information had launched a cordon-and-search operation in the area.

As the joint team of forces intensified the searches, the hiding militants opened fire triggering off an encounter.

Soon after the news about the encounter spread, the people, mostly the youth, took to streets at Chadoora and its adjoining areas and started pelting stones on security forces.

The forces resorted to teargas shelling and used some aerial shots to disperse the protesting people.

In the meantime, the busy market at Chadoora shut down spontaneously.

Meanwhile, in wake of the encounter, the authorities have blocked internet services in Budgam and Pulwama districts to maintain law and order.