Security forces said Tuesday that they killed 17 Moslem militants caught crossing into India from Pakistan, and two border guards were killed and 10 wounded in ambushes.

Fires destroyed about 200 shops and homes in several towns and villages near the cease-fire line as skirmishes continued, witnesses said.Two charred bodies were found in the village of Shabnag, about 40 miles north of Srinagar, summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir state, Press Trust of India reported.