Two soldiers killed in ongoing Kashmir gunfight

Srinagar, Sep 11 (IANS) At least two army soldiers were killed Thursday in a gunfight between the security forces and separatist guerrillas in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district.

“An encounter started at Laribal Rajwar (Handwara) forest area in Kupwara district between troops of 21 Rashtriya Rifles (RR) and hiding militants during the night.

“Two jawans of the RR have been killed in this encounter as per reports received”, a senior police officer told IANS in summer capital Srinagar on Friday, adding that the gun fight was still on.

Reinforcements have been rushed to the spot to augment the strength of the security forces and hunt down the militants, the officer added.

–indo-Asian News Service

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