31 July 2017

News Story: 2 militants killed in Indian-controlled Kashmir gunfight

SRINAGAR, Indian-controlled Kashmir, July 30 (Xinhua) -- Two militants belonging to Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) militant outfit were killed Sunday in a fierce gunfight with troops in restive Indian-controlled Kashmir, police said.

The gunfight between militants and government forces broke out at village Tahab of Pulwama district, about 43 km south of Srinagar city, the summer capital of Indian-controlled Kashmir.

"A gunfight triggered here today in which two militants were killed," Brigadier Harbeer Singh, an Indian army officer told media on spot.

"Soon after the cordon we offered the militants to surrender but they fired upon our troops, which was duly retaliated, resulting in their killing."

Police officials said the duo was inside a residential house and tried to break the cordon and escape, however, they could not find safe passage.

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