Five killed in J&K gunfight (Lead)
Srinagar Aug 13 (IANS) Two soldiers and three militants were killed in a gunfight in Jammu and Kashmir s Shopian district on Sunday police said.
The three militants who are yet to be identified were holed up in a house in Awneera village.
"The encounter has ended but searches are continuing in the area " the police said adding that two other militants had escaped.
Three soldiers were injured in the gunfight. They were were shifted to an Army base hospital in Srinagar s Badami Bagh area.
Acting on specific information the security forces surrounded the village on Saturday evening upon which they were fired at by the militants that resulted in the gunfight a police spokesman said.
According to local media reports the youth clashed with the security forces to break the cordon around the village.
Seven civilians sustained pellet injuries.