2 militants killed in Shopian gunbattle

SRINAGAR, Apr 17 (Agencies): Two militants were killed in a gufight with security forces in south Kashmir’s Shopian district on Friday, police said.
Joint forces launched a cordon and search operation in the Dairoo area of Shopian in the morning following specific information about the presence of militants there, a police official said.
He said the search operation turned into a gunbattle after militants fired upon forces, who retaliated.
In the ensuing gunfight, two militants were killed, the official said, adding their identity and group affiliation is being ascertained.

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