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.

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“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.

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