Sun, 11 Apr 2021

SRINAGAR, Indian-controlled Kashmir, Feb. 24 (Xinhua) -- Two militants were killed Wednesday in an ongoing fierce gunfight with government forces in the Indian-controlled Kashmir, police said.

The gunfight broke out in the forest area in Srigufwara, Anantnag district, about 52 km south of Srinagar city, the summer capital of Indian-controlled Kashmir.

"A gunfight between militants and joint contingents of army and police broke out at Shagul forest area of Srigufwara here. Two militants have been killed in the gunfight so far," a police official said.

According to police officials, the government forces cordoned off the area on specific intelligence information suggesting the presence of militants in the area.

The government forces moved closer to the suspected area and came under heavy fire. In the exchange of fire between the two sides, according to police, the government forces did not suffer any casualties.

Last week three militants were killed in a gunfight in the region's Shopian district.

Gunfights between militants and government forces take place intermittently in the region.

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