Updated: July 17, 2020 12:19:42 pm
Three JeM militants were killed in a gunbattle with security forces in South Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Friday morning. Three army personnel were also injured in the operation.
Police officials said that an encounter broke in Nagnad-Chimmer area of Kulgam district after a joint cordon and search operation was launched by security forces in the area on Friday morning
“Another #unidentified #terrorist killed (total 03). #Incriminating materials including #arms & #ammunition recovered. Search going on,” Kashmir Police zone said on Twitter.
#KulgamEncounterUpdate: Another #unidentified #terrorist killed (total 03). #Incriminating materials including #arms & #ammunition recovered. Search going on. Further details shall follow. @JmuKmrPolice https://t.co/L74a825FBw
— Kashmir Zone Police (@KashmirPolice) July 17, 2020
A senior police officer told The Indian Express that the slain militants belong to JeM outfit. The officer said that three army personnel were also injured in the operation.
IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar told The Indian Express that one of the slain militants has been identified as Waleed, a Pakistan militant. “He was an IED expert and JeM commander,” he said. “His name was listed among the 12 top wanted militants.”
According to the army, joint Operation was launched today early morning on police inputs. “Cordon was laid and contact established. Firefight ensued,” said an army official.
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