Saturday, 21 July, 2018

Fierce encounter with terrorists on in J&K's Kulgam and Pulwama districts

Army personnel stand guard during a gun battle with militants who launched a pre-dawn attack on a district police complex in which three security personnel were martyred in Pulwama of South Kashmir Fierce encounter with terrorists on in J&K's Kulgam and Pulwama districts
Melinda Barton | 14 November, 2017, 15:51

The directions were issued by the authorities after encounter ensued between militants and security forces at two places in south Kashmir - Naubugh in Qazigund in Kulgam and Tral in Pulwama.

Officials said that troops of Rashtriya Rifles along with Special Operation Group were patrolling Zachaldara area when militants fired on the forces.

Elsewhere, a gunfight is underway between militants and security forces in Lam area of neighbouring Pulwama district. However, one of them, succumbed to his injuries.

This comes a day after two unidentified militants were gunned down by security forces in Handwara. The operation is going on, he added.

Meanwhile clashes erupted in Redwani area of Kulgam district and in other adjacent areas in South Kashmir.

Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Nowbug Kund village in Qazigund area of Kulgam this morning after receiving specific information about the presence of militants in the area, a police spokesman said. While searches were intensified towards the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon security forces triggering an encounter.