Two Indian soldiers, three militants killed in gunfight in Kashmir

From Reuters - August 13, 2017

SRINAGAR, India (Reuters) - Two Indian soldiers and three militants were killed in a 12-hour gunfight in South Kashmir's Shopian district, a top police official said on Sunday.

The gunfight began on Saturday night when militants hiding inside a village opened fire on security forces, who were conducting a search in the area following a tip-off about the presence of three members of Hizbul Mujahideen - the largest of the anti-Indian Kashmiri militant groups.

The gun battle went on until Sunday morning.


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