J&K: Soldier, militant killed in Kulgam; encounter underway

More details awaited. 

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: November 14, 2017 4:27 pm
Jammu and Kashmir’s Kulgam area where an encounter between security forces and militants is underway. (Source: ANI)

An Army jawan and a militant have been killed in an encounter that is underway in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kulgam district, PTI has reported. A soldier, who was critically injured in the gunbattle with militants at Nowbug Kund in Kulgam district, succumbed to injuries, PTI reported quoting Army sources. A militant was also killed in the operation.

A counter-insurgency operation was launched at Nowbug Kund village in the morning following a specific input about the presence of militants in the area.

As the forces were conducting the searches, the militants fired upon them, triggering an encounter, a police official  said. The operation was going on when last reports came in.

Another encounter broke out in Laam village of Tral area in Pulwama after the militants fired upon a search party of security forces.

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

 

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