Gunmen killed in gunfight in Jammu and Kashmir state

Two militants were killed in a shootout with police in the restive north of Jammu and Kashmir, security officials said.

“The gunmen were holed up in a house in Budgam district and they were killed in an exchange of fire with the security forces,” the channel quoted a Jammu and Kashmir police representative as saying on Saturday night. Police found the two dead with Kalashnikovs and a pistol.

Jammu and Kashmir are the only predominantly Muslim Indian state that has been at the center of the India-Pakistan conflict since 1947, when India was divided after independence from the British Empire to Pakistan and India