Saturday, September 23, 2023

Three militants killed, 2 Army men injured in Kulgam encounter

Kulgam: Three militants were killed while two army men were injured in an encounter at Chimmer village of Damhal Hanjipora in South Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Wednesday.

An official told news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), that earlier, a joint team of Police, army’s 09 RR and CRPF launched a cordon and search operation on a specific information about the presence of militants in the area.

He said that as the joint team of forces approached towards the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon them which was retaliated triggering an encounter.

The official said that in the ensuing encounter three militants have been killed, while two army men were injured.

“The injured Army men were taken to Army hospital for treatment,” the official said, adding that the search operation was going on in the area.

Meanwhile, Kashmir zone police on its official Twitter handle also confirmed the killing of three militants in the encounter. The Tweet added that search was going on and further details shall follow—(KNO)

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