Gunfight between security forces, guerrillas in Kashmir (Lead)

August 29th, 2012 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS  

Srinagar, Aug 29 (IANS) A gunfight between security forces and separatist guerrillas ensued Wednesday in a south Kashmir village, police said.

The two sides have been engaged in firing for several hours, they said.

“Troops of Rashtriya Rifles and Jammu and Kashmir Police surrounded a house in Lamer village in Kulgam district following information about the presence of militants,” a police officer told IANS.

There is no official word about the number of guerrillas hiding in the village, 82 km from here.

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