Thursday, 23 November, 2017

Militant, Army jawan killed in Kulgam encounter

Jammu and Kashmir’s Kulgam area where an encounter between security forces and militants is underway Jammu and Kashmir’s Kulgam area where an encounter between security forces and militants is underway
Sammy Stanley | 14 November, 2017, 15:51

An Army jawan and a militant were today killed in an encounter in Kulgam district of Jammu and Kashmir even as security forces were engaged in a counter insurgency operation in Pulwama district.

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.

Elsewhere, a gunfight is underway between militants and security forces in Lam area of neighbouring Pulwama district.

Security forces also retaliated, ensuing an encounter, sources said, adding that all exit points were sealed.

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Fortunately, there were no casualties reported as most of the staff left the studio by the time the fire spread in all directions. Y Prabhakar Reddy has also said in the report that no casualities were reported in this incident.

They said the injured soldier later succumbed to injuries. On Monday, an encounter in Handwara had left two militants dead.

Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Nowbug Kund village in Qazigund area of Kulgam this morning.

A gunfight was triggered on Tuesday after militants started firing upon security forces who were conducting search operations in a suspected spot.

Meanwhile, internet services were snapped in major parts of south Kashmir and parts of north Kashmir.

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