Militant killed, soldier hurt in Kashmir encounter

A guerrilla was killed and a soldier injured in a gunfight between separatists and security forces.

Updated: Jun 25, 2010, 11:08 AM IST

Srinagar: A guerrilla was killed and a soldier injured Friday in a gunfight between separatists and security forces in Jammu and Kashmir`s Sopore town, police said.

Soldiers from Rashtriya Rifles, the police Special Operations Group (SOG) and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) surrounded a house in Krankshivan area of Sopore, some 55 km from here, late Thursday following a tip off that militants were holed up inside, a police officer said.

"The militants were asked to surrender but they fired at our men resulting in the gunfight," he said. The fighting is still raging.
On Monday, separatist guerrillas carried out a string of attacks in the town, killing a policeman and injuring nine people. One militant was also killed.

IANS