Encounter breaks out in J-K’s Kulgam district; Two terrorists gunned down

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Encounter broke out between security forces and terrorists at Khur village in Damhal Hanjipora area of Kulgam district in morning hours on Monday .

 

A top terrorist of the Lashkar-e-Taiba and another operative were killed by security forces during the gunfight.

According to police, a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) was launched in the area by joint team of forces including 34 RR, CRPF and Kulgam Police on specific inputs about the presence of militants in the area.

Soon after being trapped, the militants were asked to surrender, but they opened fire, which was retaliated, triggering an encounter.

On May 19, two terrorists were killed in an encounter with security forces at Nawakadal area of Srinagar.

More details are awaited.
 

With inputs from media reports

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