SRINAGAR: Two militants of Jaish-e-Mohammad were killed and seven security men, including a sub-inspector of CRPF, were injured in a fierce gunfight at Khunmoh, in outskirts of Srinagar, on Saturday.
The militants were neutralised amid tight security measures in place for Republic Day.
Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of police central Kashmir, V K Birdi, told this newspaper that acting on credible information on the presence of militants, police, CRPF and army men laid a siege around Khunmoh area in the early hours of Saturday.
After plugging of all possible escape routes, the security men zeroed-in on a residential house in the area where the two militants were hiding. “After finding themselves trapped, the militants opened fire. The forces retaliated, and, in the ensuing gunfight, the two Jaish militants were killed,” the DIG said.