Militant, Army man killed in Kulgam gunfight

Encounter between Security forces and terrorists underway

Encounter between Security forces and terrorists underway

A Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militant and a soldier were killed in a fierce gunfight at Kulgam in south Kashmir on Tuesday, as another batch of militants managed to the give the Army the slip after being trapped in Pulwama.

Acting on a tip-off, a joint team of the Army and Special Operations Group of the Jammu and Kashmir Police cordoned off Nowbug Kund in Qazigund, and launched a search operation in the area, when militants opened fire, said a police officer. "The operation got prolonged as the trapped militants changed their positions during the exchange of fire", the official said.

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The slain militant, he said, was a B. Tech pass-out and was associated with Hizb. The firing was going on when last reports came in, the spokesman said. "It was a search operation during which a hideout was busted", he told CNS.

Mobile internet service was suspended in Kulgam and Anantnag.

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The search operation continued through the night and ended today after over twenty hours.

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