17 July 2017

News Story: Troops kill 3 militants in Indian-controlled Kashmir gunfight

SRINAGAR, Indian-controlled Kashmir, July 15 (Xinhua) -- Three militants were killed Saturday in a fierce gunfight with troops in restive Indian-controlled Kashmir, police said.

The gunfight between militants and government forces broke out at Satoora village of Tral in Pulwama district, about 50 km south of Srinagar city, the summer capital of Indian-controlled Kashmir.

"A gunfight triggered at Satoora-Tral today in which three militants were killed," a police spokesman said. "The stand-off was going on in the forest area."

According to police spokesman, the area was cordoned off on specific intelligence inputs about presence of militants.

The identity of slain militants was being ascertained.

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