Two militants killed as gunfight rages on in Kulgam

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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.

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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