SRINAGAR: The death toll in the ongoing gunfight between rebels and the Indian forces in Halmatpora area of the frontier district of Kupwara mounted to ten with the killing of two militants and five personnel on Wednesday.
A police official said that two Special Operations Group (SOG) personnel and as many army soldiers were killed in the exchange of fire with the militants hiding in Check Fateh Khan forests today. Two militants were also killed in the gunfight raging since yesterday afternoon today, taking the total number of militants killed in the gunfight to five.
Intense firing is on between forces and the militants for past over an hour, said the official.
“The last militant is still responding to the forces intermittently as it appears the gunfight has entered into the last stage,” added the official.