Two freedom fighters and an Indian army trooper were killed and two troopers wounded Tuesday in a fierce gunfight between them in Indian-occupied Kashmir, officials said. The gunfight broke out Tuesday morning in village Haril Manzpora-Handawara of frontier Kupwara district.
, around 100 Km northwest of Srinagar city, the summer capital of Indian Held Kashmir.
“Two freedom fighters and an army trooper were killed in a gunfight with army troopers in Handwara today,” said a police spokesman “The gunfight triggered after troops cordoned off the area to take on freedom fighters present there.”
Indian army spokesman in Srinagar Col Brijesh Panday said two troopers were also wounded fighting freedom fighters in the area. The wounded troopers were immediately hospitalized, he said.
The gunfight in the area was going on intermittently and the operation to trace freedom fighters was underway.
“We have rushed in reinforcements to the area,” said Panday.