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Gunfight in Indian-controlled Kashmir leaves two militants dead

| Updated: March 23, 2019 13:42:24

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At least two militants were killed and three troopers were wounded in a fierce gunfight between them in restive India-controlled Kashmir, police said on Friday.

The gunfight broke out Thursday morning at village Kalantara Kandi in Baramulla district, about 47 km west of Srinagar city, the summer capital of India-controlled Kashmir.

"Two militants were killed in a fierce gunfight with joint contingents of police and paramilitary at Kalantara here that concluded late in the night," said a senior police official posted in Baramulla.

The police said, "While fighting these militants, three troopers were wounded and they have been removed to hospital," reports UNB citing Xinhua.

The bodies of the militants have been retrieved and police said their identities were being ascertained.

According to police officials, the village was cordoned off Thursday morning following specific intelligence information suggesting presence of militants.

In adjacent Warpora village of Sopore, two policemen including an officer were wounded on Thursday after militants hurled a grenade towards them during a cordon and search operation in the area.

Meanwhile, another gunfight was underway in Hajin Bandipora, police said.

Authorities have suspended mobile internet service in both districts and closed roads leading to the gunfight sites.

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