Militant killed as gunfight erupts in Kulgam


SRINAGAR — A militant has been killed in an ongoing encounter with government forces at Gopalpora area of south Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Wednesday.

Reports reaching here said that a joint team of Army’s 34RR and SOG launched a cordon and search operation at Gopalpora village.

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As the joint team of forces intensified the searches and fired some warning shots towards the suspected spot, the militants hiding inside opened fire, leading to a gunfight, they said.

A police officer said that the cordon was laid following specific information about the presence of some militants in the area which resulted into an encounter.

In the initial phase of gunfight, one militant has been killed and operation is going on.

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