Pakistani national among two militants killed in Kashmir

Srinagar, Dec 31 (IANS) Two separatist guerrillas were killed on Thursday in an overnight gunfight between holed up militants and security forces in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district.

“Two militants including Manzoor Ahmad Dar of Samboora (Pulwama) and a Pakistani national have been killed in Gusoo village encounter,” a senior police officer told IANS in summer capital here.

Security forces including troops of 53 Rashtriya Rifles, 183 battalion of CRPF and special operations group (SOG) of state police had surrounded Gusoo village in Pulwama district late Wednesday following reports that two to three militants were hiding inside a house there.

As security forces came closer to the suspected house, the militants fired upon the security forces after which a gunfight broke out which ended around 1.30 a.m.

“Searches are still going on in the area. The exact identity of the slain Pakistani militant is being established”, the police officer added.

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