Encounter Breaks Out In Kulgam, Police Officer Martyred

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Update: As per media reports, a police officer has been killed in the ongoing gun-fight between security forces and militants in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district. DSP Aman Thakur had received a bullet injury on his head and succumbed later. According to police, one militant has been killed so far, while as at least two more are believed to be trapped.

The joint team of Army, CRPF and Special Operation Group (SOG) launched a cordon-and-search operation in Turigam village of Kulgam after receiving inputs of presence of militants in the area.

The militants fired upon the security forces, who retaliated, triggering a gun-battle. The encounter is still going on and the forces suspect at least two more militants are still trapped.
According to sources, more reinforcements have been rushed to the spot.

Meanwhile, people from adjacent villages are reportedly trying to reach the encounter site.

Srinagar: An encounter broke out on Sunday between security forces and terrorists in Kulgam district of Jammu and Kashmir. The encounter took place in Tarigam village of the district.

Security forces launched a cordon-and-search operation in the area following the information about the presence of some terrorists there, news agency PTI reported quoting a police official.

He said the terrorists opened fire on security forces, who retaliated, triggering a gun-battle.

There have been no reports of injuries or casualties on either side so far.