Srinagar: Two militants have been killed in the ongoing gunfight with government forces in Shopian village of southern Kashmir on Tuesday morning.
The gunfight erupted midnight after government forces cordoned Nadigam village of the district and launched a search operation.
As the searches intensified, sources said, the militants fired at the forces triggering a gunfight.
Police sources said that two militants have been killed in the gunfight so far, however, their identity could not be ascertained immediately.
During initial hours of gunfight a 23 Para commando was killed and two others were injured.
More details are awaited.