Two militants belonging to Hizb-ul-Mujahideen (HM) outfit were killed Sunday in a gunfight with police in restive Indian-controlled Kashmir, officials said.

Pakistani and Afghan lawmakers, former officials, members of civil society and media will hold a three-day dialogue here from Monday to explore ways to bring ties closer, organizers said on Sunday.

Bangladeshi army on Sunday claimed to have killed two suspected militants during a raid at a militant hideout in Sylhet city, some 240 km northeast of capital Dhaka, Brigadier Gen. Fakhrul Ahsan told journalists at a briefing.

At least two Taliban militants were killed as fighting flared up in Yaftal-e-Bala neighborhood outside Faizabad, the capital of Afghanistan's northern Badakhshan province on Saturday night, security official Abdul Khalil said Sunday.