Hizbul militant, soldier killed in encounter in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam

Pauline Gross
November 15, 2017

The gunfights erupted in Kulgam and Pulwama districts, south of Srinagar city, the summer capital of Indian-controlled Kashmir. As the troops laid cordon, they came under heavy fire from the militants, triggering off an encounter. "The militants were asked to surrender, but they fired from automatic weapons". A policeman associated with the Special Operations Group (SOG) suffered injuries, police said. One terrorist has been killed in the operation.

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

The slain militant was identified as Mudasir Badroo, a resident of Yaripora in Kulgam.

Gunfight was going on, the spokesman said, adding, further details are awaited.

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Also on Tuesday, security forces busted a militant hideout in Laam village in Pulwama district, official sources said.

Officials said the militants could be foreigners.

Officials said the authorities have directed all cellular companies to suspend mobile internet services in entire south Kashmir to prevent spread of any rumour on social media. "The security personnel fired several rounds in the air during the search". The security forces gunned down three terrorists in a fierce retaliation. According to a police spokesperson, "The operation turned into an encounter".

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