Gunfight: One more militant killed, search on in Kulgam

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Government forces during a search operation in Kashmir
Government forces during a search operation in Kashmir (Photo Credit: Reshi Irshad)

KULGAM — Two militants were killed in an encounter that started between government forces and militants at Damhal Hanjipora area in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Monday morning.

An official said that two militants were killed in the exchange of fire while as search operation is underway in the area.

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Earlier, an official said that a cordon and search operation was launched in the area by joint team of forces including 34 RR, CRPF and Kulgam Police on specific inputs about the presence of militants in the area during wee hours of Monday.

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He said that as militants got trapped, forces asked them to surrender. However, they opened fire, which was retaliated, triggering an encounter.

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