2 unknown militants killed in Srinagar outskirts: Police

2 unknown militants killed in Srinagar outskirts: Police
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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.