Two Militants Killed During Encounter in J&K’s Kulgam
Two militants were killed during a gunfight with the security forces on Saturday, 12 January, in south Kashmir's Kulgam district, news agency IANS reported.
Police sources said the militants were killed in Yaripora‘s Katapora village in Kulgam.
"The identity of the slain militants is being ascertained," a source told IANS.
Clashes between stone-pelting youth and security forces have started near the site of the gunfight, sources said.
Security forces are using tear smoke to quell the protesters.
Security forces started a cordon and search operation in Katapora village following information about the presence of militants there, sources said.
A police officer, speaking to news agency PTI, said the search operation morphed into an encounter after the militants fired at the security forces.
"As the cordon around the hiding militants was tightened, they fired at security forces, triggering an encounter", police said.
Mobile internet services have been suspended in Kulgam and Shopian districts, sources added.
More details awaited.
(With inputs from IANS and PTI)