Two militants killed in Shopian gunfight, say police

Shopian, Dec 25: Two militants have been killed in a gunfight between government forces and militants in Chowgam area of south Kashmir’s Shopian district, officials said on Saturday.

A senior police officer told news agency— (KNO) that two militants have been killed whose identification is being ascertained while as search operation is on in the area.

Earlier, an official said that a joint team of Police, Army and CRPF launched a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) 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, which was retaliated, triggering a gunfight—(KNO)