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Kulgam encounter: One more militant killed, toll touches four

Kulgam encounter: One more militant killed, toll touches four
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Kulgam, Apr 04: One more militant has been killed in an encounter that started between government forces and militants in Man Gori area of Khul Batpora, in Damhall belt of south Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Saturday morning taking the death toll in the encounter to four.

Official sources said that on specific inputs about the presence of militants, a joint team of forces including 34 RR, 18 BN CRPF and Kulgam Police launched a search operation in the area.

On intensifying search operation towards the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired which was retaliated by the forces triggering an encounter, they said

“During exchange of fire four militants were killed and one army man received injuries, dead bodies are lying at the encounter spot while as their identification is being ascertained. The injured army man was shifted to hospital where he is stable,” sources added.

However, sources said that slain militants are locals and belong to Damhal Hanjipora Belt in Kulgam.

Notably, this is first encounter in Kulgam police district after a gap of around 11 months. Meanwhile, a senior police official said that the killed militants were involved in recent civilian killings in Kulgam district.

Pertinently, four civilians were killed by gunmen in Kulgam district including two from Damhal Hanjipora Belt in last 15 days. (KNO)




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