Gov't forces kill 2 militants in Indian-controlled Kashmir

Source: Xinhua| 2020-11-10 16:00:15|Editor: huaxia

SRINAGAR, Indian-controlled Kashmir, Nov. 10 (Xinhua) -- Two militants were killed on Tuesday in a gunfight with government forces in the Indian-controlled Kashmir, police said.

The gunfight between the two sides broke out on morning in the village of Kutpora in the Shopian district, about 58 km south of the Srinagar city, the summer capital of Indian-controlled Kashmir.

"A fierce gunfight started this morning at Kutpora village and during the firefight so far two militants have been killed," a police official in Shopian said. "The identity of the slain militants is being ascertained."

According to police, the government forces did not suffer casualties in the stand-off.

Fearing protests, the authorities have suspended mobile Internet service in the district.

"The search operation is underway as there are apprehensions about the presence of one more militant in the area," the police official said.

Police said the government forces cordoned off the area on specific intelligence information.

On Sunday an Indian army officer, three other troops including a border guard, and three militants were killed in a gunfight along the Line of Control (LoC) dividing Kashmir. Enditem