SRINAGAR, May 7 (IANS) - Four separatist guerrillas and two army troopers were killed in a fierce gunfight in a forest area near Rafiabad in north Kashmir's Baramulla district, an official said today.
The Army and police jointly surrounded the area near Sheikhpora village, 80 km from here Thursday, when they received specific information about the presence of a group of militants, Defence spokesperson Lt Col JS Brar said.
"As the security forces were conducting searches, they came under heavy fire from the hiding militants. The security forces retaliated and in the ensuing gunfight that continued for the entire night, four terrorists were killed," he said.
Two soldiers were also killed in the battle and searches in the area are still on, Brar told IANS.