Two militants killed in Kulgam, encounter on
Srinagar: A Pakistani militant of the Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) outfit was among two militants killed in an encounter with security forces in Kulgam district of south Kashmir on Saturday, police said.
Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in the Mirhama area of Kulgam in south Kashmir following inputs about the presence of terrorists there, a police official said.
He said the search operation turned into an encounter after the hiding terrorists fired at the security forces.
In the ensuing exchange of fire, two terrorists were killed, the official added.
“#KulgamEncounterUpdate: 01 more #terrorist killed (Total 02). #Operation in progress. Further details shall follow,” Kashmir Zone Police tweeted.
Inspector General of Police (IGP), Kashmir, Vijay Kumar, said one of the slain militants was a Pakistani national and belonged to the JeM outfit.
“One #Pakistani #terrorist of proscribed #terror outfit JeM killed. #Operation in progress,” Kumar wrote on Twitter.