Two Kashmiri youth martyred by Indian troops in IOK

"Two militants were killed in the gunfight that went on until late last night at Khonmoh", a police official posted in Srinagar said.

The militants fired towards the Personal Security Officers (PSOs) of BJP leader Dr Anwar Khan while he was visiting a local institute at Balhama-Khunmoh area in outskirts of Srinagar this afternoon.

Security personnel immediately surrounded the village and a gunfight started there.

On the other hand, the troops have launched a cordon and search operation in Hajin area of Bandipora district. The injured security guard was later hospitalised.

Reports said that youth took to the streets and pelted forces with stones to disrupt the anti-militant operation. As per recent update, contact has been established, militants are hold up. "The encounter is going on", said a police spokesperson here.

Till now, the police have recovered two bodies of militants and are conducting investigations in order to ascertain their identities. The incident happened outside the institute where the PSOs were present. A vehicle in the use of the accused identified as Faizan ul Zaman Bhat, Sajad Ahmed Dar and Miaser Ahmed has also been seized, another police statement said.

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