Pakistani National Among Two Militants Killed in Kashmir

2 separatist guerrillas killed in a gunfight between holed up militants, security forces in south Kashmir\'s Pulwama district.

Published: 31st December 2015 09:13 AM  |   Last Updated: 31st December 2015 09:15 AM   |  A+A-

SRINAGAR: Two separatist guerrillas were killed on Thursday in an overnight gunfight between holed up militants and security forces in south Kashmir's Pulwama district.

"Two militants including Manzoor Ahmad Dar of Samboora (Pulwama) and a Pakistani national have been killed in Gusoo village encounter," a senior police officer told IANS in summer capital here.

Security forces including troops of 53 Rashtriya Rifles, 183 battalion of CRPF and special operations group (SOG) of state police had surrounded Gusoo village in Pulwama district late Wednesday following reports that two to three militants were hiding inside a house there.

As security forces came closer to the suspected house, the militants fired upon the security forces after which a gunfight broke out which ended around 1.30 a.m.

"Searches are still going on in the area. The exact identity of the slain Pakistani militant is being established", the police officer added. IANS

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp