HELD SRINAGAR: Six suspected militants and an Indian air force commando were killed ON Saturday in a fierce gunfight in Indian Held Kashmir (IHK) which also injured another soldier, the Indian army said.
The shootout began when soldiers cordoned off a neighbourhood in the northern area of Hajin after a tip-off that armed militants were hiding there, said army spokesman Colonel Rajesh Kalia. "Six militants have been killed in the encounter," Kalia said. "One IAF (India Air Force) soldier was killed and another army soldier was injured." On Friday, a militant and a police officer were killed on the outskirts of the main city of Srinagar during a brief shootout.