Soldier, two militants killed in Kashmir gunfight

Srinagar: According to the information given by the police, soldier and two militants were killed in Kashmir during a gunfight.

Soldiers of the 13 Rashtriya Rifles and special operations group surrounded Manzpora village in Bandipoora district, subsequent to an information regarding the militant presence.

“With the break of dawn, the flushing out operation was started when the hiding militants opened indiscriminate fire causing critical injuries to a soldier, who later succumbed,” a senior police officer said.

“After persuasion, the militant surrendered before the security forces. A pistol has been recovered from him,” the police said.