Jawan, Militant Killed In Encounter In Kashmir's Kulgam

Jawan, Militant Killed In Encounter In Kashmir's Kulgam

Jawan, Militant Killed In Encounter In Kashmir's Kulgam

Encounters ensued between militants and security forces at two places in south Kashmir early Tuesday morning, official sources said. "The troops returned fire, triggering an encounter", he said. "The militants were asked to surrender, but they fired from automatic weapons".

The gunbattle had also resulted in injuries to a policeman and death of a terrorist.

A spokesperson of the Kashmir police said, "The police, army and CRPF (Central Reserve Police Force) are on the job".

A hideout of Jaish-e-Muhammad militant outfit was busted in the operation, said the official.

When the security forces were conducting the search operation, militants who had been hiding in the area started fired upon them.

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An LeT militant, identified as Muzamil Manzoor, a resident of Bardoo-Yaripora, Kulgam, was killed.

Officials said the militants could be foreigners. The security forces gunned down three terrorists in a fierce retaliation. In a second encounter on Tuesday, security forces launched a search operation in the forests of Laam-Tral area in south Kashmir's Pulwama district, after detecting suspicious militant movement in the region.

Authorities have suspended internet service in Baramulla district fearing it would mobilize crowds.

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

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