2 militants killed in Shopian gunfight  

2 militants killed in Shopian gunfight  

Srinagar, Dec 19: Two militants were killed in an overnight gunfight at Batmuran village in south Kashmir’s Shopian district, police said on Wednesday.

The gunfight had started in Batmuran village of Shopian district on Monday evening when the troops of Rashtriya Rifles (RR) and the Special Operations Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir Police surrounded a house on a tip off.
Reports had said that about two to three militants were hiding in that house, police said.

An official said that two militants were killed in the gunfight. A soldier sustained a minor injury. The identity of the slain militants is being ascertained.

The house in which the militants were hiding was razed to ground after forces blasted it with IEDs. He said the operation is still on in the area.