Srinagar gunfight: Two militants killed

Srinagar: Two militants were killed while SOG man and a soldier were injured in an ongoing gunfight at Mujgund on Srinagar-Bandipora road on Saturday.

The encounter ensued late in the afternoon when a joint team of army’s 5 RR, SOG and CRPF launched a cordon and search operation at Mujgund following inputs about the presence of some militants.

As the joint team zeroed in on a suspected house, militants hiding inside opened fire which was retaliated by the joint team, triggering off a fierce gunfight, an official said.

The gunfight continued even after there were intervals of lull, the official said.

A soldier and an SOG man were injured during the course of the gunfight and have been removed to a hospital, he said.

A senior police officer confirmed that two militant bodies were visible but have not been retrieved so far.

The firing has stopped as of now and searches are being launched to retrieve the bodies, he said.

“There were inputs about the presence of three militants. While two militants have been killed, the fate of another one is unknown so far,” the officer said.

Meanwhile, sources said that the three residential houses have suffered damages, one of them substantially.

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