Five killed in Jammu and Kashmir gunfight

13 Aug 2017, 12:47 | updated: 13 Aug 2017, 12:51

An Indian policeman aims his rifle during clashes with protesters following the funeral of Yawar Nissar, a suspected militant, who according to local media was killed during a gun battle with Indian security forces at Herpora village, in south Kashmir's Anantnag district August 4, 2017. Photo: Reuters

Srinagar: Two soldiers and three militants were killed in a gunfight in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district on Sunday, police said.
The three militants, who are yet to be identified, were holed up in a house in Awneera village.
‘The encounter has ended, but searches are continuing in the area,’ the police said, adding that two other militants had escaped.
Three soldiers were injured in the gunfight. They were shifted to an Army base hospital in Srinagar’s Badami Bagh area.
Acting on specific information, the security forces surrounded the village on Saturday evening upon which they were fired at by the militants that resulted in the gunfight, a police spokesman said.
According to local media reports, the youth clashed with the security forces to break the cordon around the village.
Seven civilians sustained pellet injuries.