Srinagar: Two militants were killed in a nocturnal gunfight with armed forces in Babagund village of Handwara in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district, news agency GNS reporter.
Quoting reports, GNS said two militants were killed in the nocturnal gunfight whose bodies were recovered from the spot on Friday morning.
The gunfight broke out after nearly five-hour long searches conducted by the contingents of the army’s 22 RR, 92 battalion CRPF and SOG at Khanu Babagund hamlet of Langate.
Reports said that the forces had also installed lights to prevent the escape of the militants due to darkness.
The gunfight broke out around 1:00 am soon after the joint team of forces intensified the searches and fired some warning shots towards the suspected spot, they said.
A police officer said that two militants were killed during the course of the gunfight. “The identities of the slain and their group affiliations are being ascertained”.
The officer said that the searches in the area are still going on.
(With inputs from GNS)