scorecardresearch
Follow Us:
Friday, August 06, 2021

Gunbattle underway between militants and security forces in J-K’s Kulgam

This is the second gunfight in Kulgam district and the third in south Kashmir in the last two days.

Srinagar |
Updated: July 9, 2021 11:57:12 am
A police official said the search operation turned into an encounter after militants fired at security forces. Express Photo: Shuaib Masoodi

An encounter broke out between security forces and militants in Kulgam district of Jammu and Kashmir on Friday, police said.

Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in the Redwani area of Kulgam, in south Kashmir, during the night after receiving specific inputs about the presence of militants there, a police official said.

He said the search operation turned into an encounter after militants fired at security forces.

The security forces retaliated and the exchange of firing was going on, the official said, adding further details are awaited.

This is the second gunfight in Kulgam district and the third in south Kashmir in the last two days.

Four militants were killed in two encounters with security forces in south Kashmir on Thursday.

📣 The Indian Express is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel (@indianexpress) and stay updated with the latest headlines

For all the latest Srinagar News, download Indian Express App.

  • The Indian Express website has been rated GREEN for its credibility and trustworthiness by Newsguard, a global service that rates news sources for their journalistic standards.
Advertisement

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement