Indian police say two suspected Islamic militants have been killed in a shootout in a busy business district of the capital, New Delhi.
Police say the shooting happened (Sunday) at the posh Ansal Plaza complex.
Officials say the two men were suspected members of the Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Toiba group. Lashkar-e-Toiba was among the groups accused by India in last December's attack on the Indian parliament in which 14 people were killed.
Security forces have surrounded the shopping center and launched a hunt for accomplices.
Joint Police Commissioner Neeraj Kumar says the two men were cornered in the underground parking lot of the shopping mall. He says when the two armed men tried to take an elevator from the basement to the mall, they were intercepted by police.
Commissioner Kumar says one AK-56 assault rifle, two pistols, ammunition and a timer device to set off remote-controlled bombs were recovered from the site of the gunbattle.
He says police also had prior intelligence that militants would strike in the city.
There were no civilian casualties.
The shootout comes during the country's busiest shopping time of the year as Hindus celebrate Diwali, the ancient festival of lights.