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Militant killed in encounter in J-K’s Kulgam

Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in the Ashmuji area of the south Kashmir district following information about the presence of militants there, a police official said.

Paramilitary soldiers patrol in a market in Srinagar, Kashmir.

An unidentified militant was killed in an encounter with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Saturday, police said.

Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in the Ashmuji area of the south Kashmir district following information about the presence of militants there, a police official said.

During the operation, the hiding militants fired at the forces, leading to a gunfight, he said, adding one ultra was killed.

The identity and group affiliation of the slain militant is being ascertained, he said.

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The operation is going on and further details are awaited, the official said.

First published on: 20-11-2021 at 14:56 IST
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