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Police claim to kill 2 militants in Indian-controlled Kashmir gunfight

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SRINAGAR, INDIAN-CONTROLLED KASHMIR: DEC. 1 – Police in Indian-controlled Kashmir Wednesday claimed it killed two militants in a gunfight in the restive region.

The gunfights broke out in the Qasbayar area of Pulwama district, about 35 km south of Srinagar city, the summer capital of Indian-controlled Kashmir, according to police.

A police spokesman said in a statement posted on social media that two militants, a local and a foreigner, were killed in Pulwama.

“Two militants were killed today in a gunfight at Qasbayar area of Pulwama,” a police official said. “Of the two militants, one was an improvised explosive device (IED) expert.”

According to police officials, the government forces have not suffered any damage in the stand-off.

A guerilla war is going on between militants and Indian troopers stationed in the region since 1989.