Two militants killed as gunfight rages on in Kulgam

Government forces during a gunfight in south Kashmir
Government forces during a gunfight in south Kashmir

KULGAM — Two militants have been killed in an ongoing encounter that broke out between security forces and militants at Trubji in Nowpora-Kharpora hamlet of south Kashmir’s Kulgam district, officials said on Monday.

An official said that a joint team of Police, Army and CRPF launched a search operation in the area after receiving information about the presence of militants.

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He said that as the joint team of forces intensified searches towards the suspected spots, the hiding militants fired upon the party, which was retaliated, thus triggering an encounter.

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He said during the exchange of fire, two militants have been killed while as the ‘operation’ is going on in the area.

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