Two militants killed, gunfight ends

Srinagar, June 17: Security forces on Friday shot dead two militants holed up in a house in Jammu and Kashmir’s Sopore town following a gun battle, police said.

“Both militants have been killed in Chana Mohalla area,” a police officer said here. “The firing has stopped but searches are going on there.”

Two AK-47 rifles and some ammunition were recovered from the slain militants.

Sopore Encounter

Both the militants have been identified as Ishfaq of Wusan Sumbal and Altaf of Brath Kalan in Sopore.

The security forces surrounded the house following information that two militants were hiding inside. They opened fire, triggering a gunfight.

In no time, youths from neighbouring localities started pelting stones at the security forces.

Police used batons and tear smoke shells to quell the protesting youths.

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