Srinagar: Two unknown militants have been killed in a fierce overnight gun-battle in Nowgam area of the city outskirts.
Around 2:00 am today, special operations group (SOG) of police and army’s 55 RR laid a siege around Soothu Kothair Bagh area of Nowgam in the city outskirts and launched a cordon and search operation (CASO), witnesses told Kashmir Reader. When the search team started advances, the militants hiding in a residential house opened fire upon them in a bid to break the cordon.
The government forces returned the fire sparking off a fierce gunfight. In the intermittent exchange of fire that continued till morning, two unknown militants were killed.