11/09/2015 9:42 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST

Two Jawans And Two Militants Killed In Kashmir Encounter

Indian paramilitary soldiers take position as they watch a gun battle between suspected militants and security forces in Kathua district, about 80 kilometers (50 miles) south of Jammu, India, Friday, March 20, 2015. Suspected rebels wearing army uniforms stormed an Indian police station in Kashmir, sparking a four-hour gun battle near the border between Indian- and Pakistani-controlled parts of the disputed Himalayan region. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)

SRINAGAR-- At least two militants and two army soldiers were killed on Thursday in a gunfight between the security forces and separatist guerrillas in north Kashmir's Kupwara district.

"An encounter started at Laribal Rajwar (Handwara) forest area in Kupwara district between troops of 21 Rashtriya Rifles (RR) and militants during the night," said a senior police officer told IANS in Srinagar on Friday, adding that the gun fight was still on.

"Two jawans of the RR and two militants were killed in this encounter as per reports received."

Reinforcements have been rushed to the spot to augment the strength of the security forces and hunt down the militants, the officer added.

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