Two separatist militants including a Pakistani killed in Kashmir encounter

Srinagar: Two separatist militants were killed in an overnight gunfight between holed up militants and security forces in south Kashmir’s Pulwama on Thursday.

“Two militants including Manzoor Ahmad Dar of Samboora (Pulwama) and a Pakistani national have been killed in Gusoo village encounter,” a senior police officer said.

Security forces including troops of 53 Rashtriya Rifles, 183 battalions of CRPF and special operations group (SOG) of state police had surrounded Gusoo village in Pulwama district late Wednesday following reports that two to three militants were hiding inside a house there.

As security forces came closer to the suspected house, the militants fired upon the security forces after which a gunfight broke out which ended around 1:30 AM.

“Searches are still going on in the area. The exact identity of the slain Pakistani militant is being established”, the police officer added.(IANS)