Pakistani among two militants killed in Kashmir

Srinagar, March 5 (IANS) A Pakistani was among two militants killed in a 15-hour gunfight with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir that also left a policeman dead, police said on Sunday.

Six other security personnel, including an army Major, were injured during the fighting that began on Saturday evening in Tral town in the Kashmir Valley.

Director General of Police S.P. Vaid told the media that one of the guerrillas was identified as a Pakistani and the other as Aquib Molvi, a local commander of the Hizb-ul Mujahideen.

A house used up by the militants as a fortified bunker was demolished by the security forces with improvised explosive devices (IEDs), the police said.

After the gunfight, villagers clashed with security personnel.

–IANS

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