Encounter breaks out in Kulgam, clashes ensue

Srinagar: A gunfight broke out between militants and goverment forces in Turigam area of South Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Sunday afternoon.

Reports reaching QNS 24*7 said that a joint team of Army, CRPF and SOG launched a joint cordon and search operation (CASO) in Turigam village.

Police said that the cordon was laid after credible inputs about the presence of some militants in the area. He said that soon after the joint team of forces fired some warning shots towards the suspected spot, the hiding militants believed to be two in number including a top commander opened fire triggering of an encounter.

Meanwhile, clashes erupted between youth and security forces near the encounter site.


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