Two militants killed in Shopian gunfight: Police

Two militants were killed in a gunfight with government forces in Chaigund village of Shopian in south Kashmir on Wednesday, police said.
Two militants killed in Shopian gunfight: Police
Two militants killed in Shopian gunfight: Police (File pic)

Two militants were killed in a gunfight with government forces in Chaigund village of Shopian in south Kashmir on Wednesday, police said.

Director General of Police (DGP) SP Vaid said that two militants have been killed in the gunfight.

"In an encounter today at Saigund Shopian," he said, two militants have been "neutralised and weapons have been recovered." 

"Unfortunately one boy was also killed in the cross-fire and two ladies sustained injuries. Search is still going on," he said, in a tweet.

Earlier, a gunfight erupted in the village after militants opened fire on forces who were conducting searches. Reports said that two militants are trapped inside the cordoned off area.

Meanwhile, Internet services were snapped in the twin districts of Shopian and Pulwama "to prevent the spreading of rumours".

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