Gunbattle in Pulwama in southern Kashmir lasted hours, with eight policemen and two fighters dying in conflict

Indian security forces in the Kashmir Valley shot dead two militants after an hours-long gun battle to regain control of a government compound in which eight policemen were also killed, the state’s top police official has said.

The shootout started after the militants stormed into the police camp in Pulwama, a town in southern Kashmir, early on Saturday, SP Vaid, the director general of Jammu and Kashmir police, told reporters in Srinagar. A search of the camp was continuing, he said, with all the militants believed to have been killed.

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