Jawan, militant killed in encounter in Kulgam


Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Nowbug Kund village in Qazigund area of Kulgam this morning after receiving specific information about the presence of militants in the area, a police spokesman said.

There have been three gun-battles between armed forces and the militants in Kashmir in the last 12 hours.

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Meanwhile clashes erupted in Redwani area of Kulgam district and in other adjacent areas in South Kashmir.

"In village Lam-Tral of Pulwama, gunfight between militants and contingents of police and army is underway". "The police, army's Rashtriya Rifles and CRPF are at the spot".

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As a search operation was on, two suspected militants opened fired, a police spokesperson said.One of the militants was killed in the gunfight and a policeman was injured.

The slain militants were identified as local cadres of the Hizbul Mujahideen group. The authorities have suspended mobile and internet services in Islamabad, Kulgam and Pulwama districts.

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A guerilla war is going on between militants and Indian troops stationed in Indian-controlled Kashmir since 1989.