22 June 2017

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

SRINAGAR, Indian-controlled Kashmir, June 21 (Xinhua) -- Two militants were killed Wednesday in a fierce gunfight with Indian troops in restive Indian-controlled Kashmir, police said.

The gunfight between militants and government forces broke out early Wednesday at village Pazalpora - Sopore in Baramulla district, about 53 km northwest of Srinagar city, the summer capital of Indian-controlled Kashmir.

"Two militants were killed in gunfight in Sopore," Indian army spokesperson Col Rajesh Kalia told Xinhua. "Two weapons have been recovered from the spot and operation is in progress."

The identity of the slain militants was being ascertained. However, unconfirmed reports said the militants belonged to region's indigenous militant outfit - Hizbul Mujahideen.

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