Jawan, Militant Killed In Encounter In Kashmir's Kulgam

Jawan, Militant Killed In Encounter In Kashmir's Kulgam

A Hizbul Mujahideen militant and an Army man were killed and a policeman injured in an encounter in volatile south Kashmir's Kulgam district in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday.

Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Nowbug Kund village in Qazigund area of Kulgam this morning after receiving specific information about the presence of militants in the area, a police spokesman said.

These encounters are taking place after security forces conducted cordon and search operations in the state, reports CNN-News18. The soldier later on succumbed to their injuries.

A senior police official said a militant hideout has been unearthed while the search operations in the area were still in progress.

An LeT militant, identified as Muzamil Manzoor, a resident of Bardoo-Yaripora, Kulgam, was killed. While searches were intensified towards the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon security forces triggering an encounter.

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A police official said that no exchange of fire was their between militants and the government forces.

Officials said the militants could be foreigners.

Authorities suspended Internet services in south Kashmir areas and ordered the suspension of train service for the day after the gunfight started. However, there was no response from militants.

The two militants had attacked a police party on Monday evening, according to The Hindu.

There have been three gun-battles between armed forces and the militants in Kashmir in the last 12 hours.

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