Two militants killed in ongoing gunfight in Shopian, says police

Srinagar: Two unidentified militants were killed in an ongoing gunfight that broke out between militants and armed forces personnel in Kiloora area of South Kashmir’s Shopian district on Friday, officials said.

A senior police official said that two unidentified militants have been killed in an exchange of fire in Kiloora and firing from both the sides is going on.

“Two militants have been killed so far and operation is on,” an official source said. “The duo was affiliated with Al-Badr and had joined recently.”

Earlier, the gunfight began after a joint team of Police, army’s 44 RR and CRPF launched a cordon and search operation on specific information about the presence of militants in the area.

He said that as the joint team of forces approached towards the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon them ensuing a gunfight.


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