Jammu and Kashmir : Encounter breaks out in Kulgam

Jammu and Kashmir : Encounter breaks out in Kulgam
Jammu and Kashmir : Encounter breaks out in Kulgam

Jammu and Kashmir : Encounter breaks out in Kulgam

An encounter starts between militants and security forces in Kellam area of Devsar in Kulgam district of Jammu and Kashmir  on Sunday morning.

 

Jammu and Kashmir : Encounter breaks out in Kulgam
Jammu and Kashmir : Encounter breaks out in Kulgam

The security forces including personnel from the  Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and Special Operations Group (SOG) of the state police cordoned off the area.

Jammu and Kashmir : Encounter breaks out in Kulgam
Jammu and Kashmir : Encounter breaks out in Kulgam

According to a police official, the gunfight started after security forces launched search operation in Kelgam following input about the presence of terrorists in the area.

Jammu and Kashmir : Encounter breaks out in Kulgam
Jammu and Kashmir : Encounter breaks out in Kulgam

Meanwhile,Mobile internet services have been suspended in south Kashmir’s Kelgam district.

Jammu and Kashmir : Encounter breaks out in Kulgam
Jammu and Kashmir : Encounter breaks out in Kulgam

Earlier this week, four Hizbul Mujahideen militants were killed in Shopian district during a pre-dawn search operation. An Army paratrooper was also killed in the encounter.