Two militants killed, girl injured in Shopian gunfight

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Srinagar, Sep 9 (IANS) Two militants were killed and a girl injured on Saturday in a gunfight broke out in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district after militants fired on a military vehicle. police said. The exchange of fire was still on.

Police said hiding militants fired at the army vehicle in an area between Imam Sahib and Barbugh village of Shopian in the evening and troops returned the fire, killing two militants.

“A local girl identified as Nusrat has sustained bullet injury in the cross fire and has been taken to the hospital for treatment,” a police officer said.

“The operation in the area is still going on and police reinforcements have been rushed to the spot,” police said.

Earlier reports had said the security forces had surrounded Barbugh village on information that militants had been hiding there.

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