Trooper, militant killed in Indian-controlled Kashmir gunfight

SRINAGAR, Indian-controlled Kashmir, July 12 (Xinhua) -- A trooper and a militant were killed, while another trooper was wounded in an ongoing fierce gunfight in restive Indian-controlled Kashmir, officials said Thursday.

The gunfight broke out in Kandi forest area of frontier Kupwara district, about 120 km northwest of Srinagar city, the summer capital of Indian-controlled Kashmir.

"In the gunfight that triggered yesterday a trooper was killed and another wounded. This morning body of a militant was also found," a police official said. "The identity of the slain militant is being ascertained."

According to police officials, the operation in the forest area was underway.

Meanwhile, a civilian was killed after Indian army troopers fired upon protesters during clashes in Trehgam town of the district on late Wednesday evening.

[ Editor: WPY ]


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