Trooper, two militants killed in Srinagar attack

Srinagar: A senior paramilitary officer and two militants were killed in a gunfight here on Monday, the state police said. Pramod Kumar, commandant of the 49 Battalion of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), was killed and nine security personnel were injured when a group of four militants attacked them in an old city area. "The militants entered a house in Nowhatta after attacking the security forces and a gunfight has started there," a police officer said . "Two of the militants have been gunned down and the other two are still firing from the house."