Srinagar: Two Pakistani militants were killed in a gun battle with security forces in Poonch sector in Jammu and Kashmir. One has been arrested. The clash took place in Durgan Poshana area of Poonch.
State police said two of the militants were Pakistanis and one was a local. They were offered to surrender but they started firing. Two militants were killed in the retaliatory fire.
Our reporter said that the militants had crossed the Line of Control (LoC) into Kashmir three days ago. They were on their way to Shopian district of south Kashmir when security forces found them in the snow-covered Chattapani-Dugran village yesterday afternoon. The state police and army cordoned off the area and started searching.
Although two militants were killed in the clash, soldiers captured one alive. It is learned that the last two militants named Sajid and Bilal were associated with Lashkar-e-Taiba. Two AK-47 rifles, a UBGL and a satellite phone were recovered from them.