Two militants killed in Kashmir gunfight

Pulwama: Soldiers take position during a gun fight between security forces and militants in which four people were killed in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district on Aug. 26, 2017. The victims included a policeman, a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) head constable, a trooper and a militant. (Photo: IANS)

Srinagar (IANS) Two militants were killed on Saturday in a gunfight with the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district.

Police said after receiving information about the presence of militants there, security forces started a cordon and search operation in Bonbazar area of Shopian town early Saturday.

"As the cordon around the hiding militants was tightened, they fired at the security forces triggering an encounter in which two militants were killed.

"The exact identify and group affiliation of the slain militants is being ascertained.

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