04 July 2017

News Story: Two militants killed in gunfire in Indian-controlled Kashmir

SRINAGAR, Indian-controlled Kashmir, July 3 (Xinhua) -- Two militants were killed Monday in an ongoing gunfight with government forces in restive Indian-controlled Kashmir, while two civilians were wounded in subsequent protests, officials said.

The gunfight between militants and government forces broke out in Bamnoo-Keller of Pulwama district, 65 km south of Srinagar city, the summer capital of Indian-controlled Kashmir.

"Two militants were killed today in a gunfight at village Banoo-Keller," a police official posted in Pulwama told Xinhua. "Gunfight that broke out in the morning is underway in the village."

The standoff in the village began after contingents of Indian police and troops cordoned off the village during morning hours on specific intelligence inputs about presence of militants.

Reports said a trooper was wounded fighting the militants in the village.

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