Kulgam Encounter: Second militant’s body recovered, searches going on
Srinagar, May 22: Forces have recovered another body of a militant from the encounter site in an ongoing operation which broke at Gopalpora area of south Kashmir’s Kulgam district early Wednesday.
A senior police officer said that a second body has been recovered in an ongoing operation and searches are underway. However, the identity of the slain militants is yet to be ascertained, the officer added.
Earlier Sources, however, identified one among the slain militant as Zahid Ahmad Mantoo son of Bashir Ahmad Mantoo of Ferripora Shopian.
Zahid was affiliated with Hizbul Mujahideen outfit and had joined militant ranks on August 25, last year.
Meanwhile, mobile Internet has been clamped down in Kulgam for precautionary measures.
Earlier reports said that the a joint team of army’s 34RR and SOG launched a cordon-and-search operation at Gopalpora village.
In the initial phase of gunfight. one militant was killed and operation was underway. (GNS)