Two Pakistani militants killed in Kashmir gunfight

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Two JeM militants, hailing from Pakistani Kashmir, were killed in a gunfight with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Sunday, police said.

A police officer said that the gunfight ensued after a patrol party of the state police’s SOG (special operations group) was fired upon in Hari village near Tral town in Pulwama in the afternoon.

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Security forces including the SOG and troops of 42 Rashtriya Rifles engaged in a pitched gunfight with the militants to prevent their escape, he added.

“Two militants belonging to Jaish-e-Muhammad outfit have been killed. They have been identified as Burmee and Adil Pathan, both belonging to Pakistan-occupied Kashmir,” the officer said.

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He said searches were going on in the area for other militants.

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