Kulgam Encounter: 2 militants, DSP operations, Army personnel killed

Srinagar: Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Operations, Aman Thakur, two militants and an army Major has been killed in a gufight at Turigam area of South Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Sunday afternoon.

A police officer told GNS that the DSP Operations Aman Thakur received critical bullet wounds in his head during the encounter and was immediately taken to a nearby hospital where doctors declared him brought dead on arrival.

An army officer of Major rank also sustained a bullet wound in his leg and was hospitalized, the officer said, adding that the condition of Major is said to be stable.

One among the injured troopers of Hawaldar rank later succumbed to injuries in a military hospital here, he said.

He said that all three holed up militants were killed and their bodies were also retrieved from the site.

The officer said that among the three slain militants two are believed to be locals and the third one is said to be a foreigner.

He said that the injured soldiers has been evacuated to hospital for treatment.

A residential house where the militants were hiding that belonged to Sonaullah Mir was razed to rubble.


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