Jawan, militant killed in encounter in Kulgam

Encounter between Security forces and terrorists underway

Encounter between Security forces and terrorists underway in Kulgam in South Kashmir

However, when the security forces were moving towards a particular area, the militants opened fire, they said.

Earlier in the day, the Special Operations Group (SOG) Kulgam and 9 Rashtriya Rifles (RR) of the Army cordoned off Nowbug Kund, Qazigund area of Kulgam following specific information about presence of militants.

Despite restrictions and heavy deployment of the men in uniform, thousands of people, today, attended the funeral prayers of two youth at Brath Kalan and Pattan areas of Baramulla district. However, one of them, succumbed to his injuries.

Another gunfight broke out also on Tuesday between militants and security forces in Pulwama district, police said. A police officer said a militant hideout has been unearthed, while the search operation in the area is still in progress.

As per latest reports, the encounter is presently on at the site.

The forces cordoned a section of Tral after reports of the presence of militants, following which the encounter ensued. The authorities have suspended mobile and internet services in Islamabad, Kulgam and Pulwama districts. The services were shut soon after a gunfight erupted in Tral and Kulgam areas.

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