SRINAGAR, Indian-controlled Kashmir, Aug. 13 (Xinhua) -- Three militants of Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) militant outfit and two Indian army troopers were killed and three troopers wounded in a fierce gunfight in restive Indian-controlled Kashmir, police said Sunday.
The gunfight erupted Saturday evening at Awneera village of Shopian district, about 60 km south of Srinagar city, the summer capital of Indian-controlled Kashmir.
"The deadly gunfight claimed five lives -- three militants and two troopers, while three other troopers were wounded," a police official told Xinhua."The army suffered casualties during the overnight stand-off, while militants were gunned down today."
The gunfight has ended but a search operation is underway, officials said.
According to officials, the wounded troopers were taken to military base hospital in Srinagar.
The slain militants were identified as local cadres of HM.
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