Two militants were killed Wednesday in a fierce gunfight with contingents of police and army in restive Indian-controlled Kashmir, officials said.
According to Xinhua news agency, the gunfight broke out in Anantnag town, about 52km south of Srinagar city, the summer capital of Indian-controlled Kashmir.
"Two militants were killed here today in a gunfight with joint contingents of police and army," said a senior police official posted in Anantnag.
"The gunfight was triggered after the area was cordoned off on specific intelligence information suggesting presence of militants.
"No sooner had we approached a house, the militants holed up inside fired at our positions, thereby triggering a gunfight," added the police official.
The two slain militants were identified as local cadres of the Lashkar-e-Toiba militant outfit.
Reports said government forces have imposed restrictions in the town to prevent clashes and protests.
On Sunday three militants were killed in a similar gunfight in adjacent Kulgam district.
There is an ongoing guerilla war between militants and Indian troopers stationed in the region since 1989.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK